Dated Great

At the turn of the century, it was an honor to pose for Sweden's Anders Zorn. Among the sitters for Etcher Zorn, a mountainous, walrus-mustached fellow, were: William Howard Taft, Grover Cleveland, Auguste Rodin, Paul Verlaine.

Zorn's female models were usually anonymous, but they became equally famous. He posed them by the sea or in bed —with snapshot casualness—and etched them in scratchy fishnets of sunlight or lamplight. Zorn's shy nudes found their way into the portfolios of print connoisseurs, and still adorn the paneled shadows of many a club bar.

Last week 154 Zorn etchings (the biggest show of his work ever)...

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