Sale: 498 / Art of the 19th Century, July 18. 2020 in Munich Lot 558

 
558
Franz von Stuck
Athlet, 1890/1892.
Bronze with black-brown patina
Estimate:
€ 8,000 / $ 9,520
Sold:
€ 22,500 / $ 26.775

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Athlet. 1890/1892. Guss vor 1906 (1906 wurde Stuck geadelt).
Bronze with black-brown patina.
Inscribed "Franz Stuck" in center of base. Verso on side of base with the foundry mark "Guss v. C. Leyrer München". Numbered "11" in red below the plinth. Overall height: 65 cm (25.5 in). Diameter of plinth: 28,5 cm (11,2 in).

Early cast of the figure from 1890. The very first cast of this bronze was shown in 1892.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Kreuth am Tegernsee.
Private collection Northern Germany (obtained as present from aforementioned in the early 1930s, ever since family-owned).

EXHIBITION: (Selection, each a different copy)
Franz von Stuck, Werk - Persönlichkeit - Wirkung, Stuck-Villa, Munich 1968, cat no. 6.
Franz von Stuck, Maler - Graphiker - Bildhauer - Architekt, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich 1982, cat. no. 131 (with illu.).
Franz von Stuck, Gemälde - Zeichnungen - Plastik aus Privatbesitz, Galerie der Stadt Aschaffenburg et al., 1994, cat. no. 70 (with illu.).
Spiel und Sinnlichkeit, Franz von Stuck 1863-1928, Mittelrhein-Museum Koblenz, 1998, cat. no. 16 (with illu.).

LITERATURE: (Selection, each a different copy)
Otto Julius Bierbaum, Stuck (Künstler-Monographien XLII), Bielefeld and Leipzig 1899, illu. 143 and 144.
Franz Hermann Meissner, Franz Stuck, Berlin and Leipzig 1899, pp. 109f. (with illu.).
Thomas Raff, Die Kraft des Mannes und die weiche Schmiegsamkeit des Weibes. Franz von Stuck: Das plastische Werk, 2011, pp. 24-29 and p. 134 (with illu.).

558
Franz von Stuck
Athlet, 1890/1892.
Bronze with black-brown patina
Estimate:
€ 8,000 / $ 9,520
Sold:
€ 22,500 / $ 26.775

(incl. 25% surcharge)