• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2845

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    23 - 24 March 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 378

    A GERMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF AN ARCHER ENTITLED 'BOGENSCHÜTZE'

    REDUCTION CAST BY GLADENBECK FROM THE MODEL BY ERNST MORITZ GEYGER (1861-1941), CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    A GERMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF AN ARCHER ENTITLED 'BOGENSCHÜTZE'
    REDUCTION CAST BY GLADENBECK FROM THE MODEL BY ERNST MORITZ GEYGER (1861-1941), CIRCA 1900
    The naturalistic base signed E.M. GEYGER. fec., the side of the base inscribed AKT-GES: vorm: H. GLADENBECK. u. SOHN. BERLIN. - FRIEDRICHSHAGEN, arrow lacking
    51.5 cm. high


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    In 1895 Geyer settled in Florence. Soon after he executed the 4 meter high Bogenschütze which was included in the Grosse Berliner Kunstausstellung in 1900. In 1902 Kaiser Wilhelm II purchased the monumental work and placed it in Park Sanssouci in Potsdam.
    The Gladenbeck foundry acquired the rights to cast reductions in bronze.

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    Literature

    Another cast of this model is illustrated in P. Bloch, Ethos und Pathos: Die Berliner Bildhauerschule 1786-1914, Berlin, 1990, p. 460 no. 148.