Robert’s many studies of naked women hardly need any introduction. He painted many portraits in his lifetime, possibly as many as 5,000, both women and men and most of them clothed. But though he did not ignore naked men’s bodies entirely, including his own, he did have a particular penchant for female flesh.

Self-portrait with Cloven Hoof, 1993

Here is a small selection of his prodigious output, together with an honest reflection of his own naked body.