Die Neue Salome. Um 1903. Bronze with black-brown patina. With the foundry mark "Akt. Ges. vorm. Fa. H. Gladenbeck u. Sohn Berlin-Friedrigshagen 2" on rear of the base. 68 x 20.5 x 23 cm (26.7 x 8 x 9 in).
• The marble sculpture this work is baed on was acquired by the Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig in 1894, shortly after it was made • Fascinating key motif of Symbolism, of significant meaning for art and literature at the turn of the century. • Bronze version after one of the four important polychrome sculptures by Max Klinger (others: Kassandra, Beethoven, Elsa Asenijeff) • Largest execution of the bronze versions • Currently the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn hosts an exhibition on occasion of the 100th anniversary of Max Klinger's death (until January 31, 2021).