Lot 72: Ernst Seger, Ballplayer, Bronze, Germany, c. 1900
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Bronze, patinated and parcel-gilt, marble
Model by Ernst Seger (1865-1939) German sculptor
Execution by Gladenbeck G.m.b.H., Berlin
On the plinth inscribed E. SEGER, and GLADENBECK-G.m.b.H.
On a squared marble socket with rounded edges and corners as well as on a circular bronze plinth standing bronze figure of a ballplayer
Height: 52.8 cm
Bronze figure of a ballplayer, who slides a ball in a half-stooped pose in perfectly elegance across her arm backs
The figure is in good condition with minimal visible painting lines in the area of the upper arms. The patina shows scattered minimal abrasions. The marble socket with small bumpings on the areas of the edges and corners.
Ernst Seger (1865-1939)
After completing his studies, Ernst Seger trained with Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) and then opened his own studio in Berlin in 1894. Already in 1895 he created the well-known memorial for Kaiser Wilhelm in Glatz; much more popular, however, are his Art Nouveau female nudes. (ala)
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