A dramatic early 20th Century German bronze study of a male archer in tense pose with excellent colour and detail. Raised on an integral naturalistic bronze base, signed E M Geyger Fec and inscribed 'Gladenbeck' for the Foundry.
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Height: 60 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Book Ref: Art Bronzes by Michael Forrest
Page No: 97
Geyger began work on the figure of The Archer in 1895. A four metre high model was submitted to the Grosse Berliner Kunstaustellung in 1900, which was made of beaten copper. The Kaiser bought the piece and installed it in Sanssouci. The Archer was edited in three different sizes and proved very popular for the Gladenbeck foundry in Berlin.
Ernst Moritz Geyger- German, 1861 to 1941 ~ Ernst Mortitz Geyer was a student of M.Michael and Paul Meyerheim at the Berlin Academy from 1877 to 1822. He lived in Berlin, then from 1890 spent a few years in Florence. Finally, after going to Dresden and spending some time in Paris , he settled permanently in Florence in 1895. In parallel, he also taught engraving at the academy in Berlin from 1918.