17 June 2010
GEORG WRBA (1872-1939)
A Bronze Figure of Diana, 1900
inscribed 'WRBA' (on top of the base) and 'GUSS. C. LEYRER. MUNCHEN' (on top of the base)
23¾ in. (60.3 cm.) high, 18 7/8 in. (47.9 cm.) wide, 10 in. (25.4 cm.) deep
Barry Friedman, Ltd., New York.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1986.
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The Studio, 1902, Vol. 2, pp. 64-65, illustrated.
Munich, Germany, Summer 1901.
Georg Wrba was a German sculptor active during the first decades of the 20th century. Born in Munich, he frequently worked with architects on figural works to adorn buildings. Wrba went on to teach at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden. Today his public works can be seen in Dresden, Leipzig and Berlin.
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