Lot 2268. Mark Matveyevich Antokolsky

Starting price:€ 3 200
Auction date:02.12.2018   12:00
Lot 2268Mark Matveyevich Antokolsky
(1843 Vilnius/Vilnius/Lithuania - 1902 Bad Homburg)
Bust of Mephistopheles
Bronze, dark patina. Signed and foundry inscription "Gruet J(eu)ne Fondeur" in uppercase. Black, bright veined marble base. The in 1875, originally in marble bust, in the Antokolsky, the diabolical brought ash, expressive, expression, led is one of the most famous works of the important Russian-Lithuanian sculptor. Antokolsky studied 1862-1868 at the St. Petersburg Academy. With the help of Tsar Alexander II, for an exorbitant sum of acquired sculpture "Ivan the Terrible" he was appointed in 1870, famous in Russia, and in 1871, the Academy member. In the subsequent period, he became internationally one of the most sought-after sculptors in the world exhibition in Paris in 1878, with a variety of his works, he received a large price. H. 45 cm.
A Comparison Of Expl. located in the national Museum in Warsaw.
Dark patinated bronze bust on marble base. Signed, cast by Gruet, Paris inscribed.

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