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Statuette - A Huntsman

A Huntsman

  • Object:

    Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Würzburg (made)

  • Date:

    1750-1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Boxwood lacquered

  • Museum number:

    A.38:1-1953

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This statuette seems to be a worked-up model for stone sculpture and may represent Actaeon, or possibly, Ganymede. The closest analogies for its style are from the Wolfgang Auwera / Peter Wagner workshop at Würzburg in the period 1750-65. The Viennese character of the head type and the relatively consequential musculature are consistent with the training of both Auwera (1708-1756) and Wagner (1730-1809) at the Academy of Vienna. The figure is distinct from the plumper and more rustic rococo of Dietz and also from the neo-classical turn of Wagner's later work.

Physical description

This is a most elegant figure.

Place of Origin

Würzburg (made)

Date

1750-1775 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Boxwood lacquered

Dimensions

Height: 33.17 cm

Object history note

From the Murray Bequest, 1953.

Historical context note

This statuette seems to be a worked-up model for stone sculpture and may represent Actaeon, or possibly, Ganymede. The closest analogies for its style are from the Wolfgang Auwera / Peter Wagner workshop at Würzburg in the period 1750-65. The Viennese character of the head type and the relatively consequential musculature are consistent with the training of both Auwera (1708-1756) and Wagner (1730-1809) at the Academy of Vienna. The figure is distinct from the plumper and more rustic rococo of Dietz and also from the neo-classical turn of Wagner's later work.

Descriptive line

Statuette, lacquered boxwood, a Huntsman, South Germany (Würzburg), third quarter of the 18th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Baxandall, Michael. German Wood Statuettes, London, 1967

Materials

Boxwood

Subjects depicted

Huntsman

Categories

Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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