Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Berlin, dark patinated cast bronze nude figure of Pheidippides running on three earthen steps, signed in the casting, Aktien-Gesellschaft Gladenbeck foundry mark near rear foot, title near front foot.
21 x 16 x 6 1/2 in.
The Aktien-Gesellschaft Gladenbeck foundry was located in Berlin, and known for created high quality bronzes from 1851 until its closing in 1926. Among its best castings is the Three Dancing Maidens Untermyer
fountain by sculptor Walter Schott.
The foundry was under the direction of its founder, Carl Gustav Hermann Gladenbeck until the early 20th century, when the company was under the direction of sons Walter and Paul.
This model by Max Kruze is illustrated in Bronzes, Sculptors and Founders, 1800-1930, by Harold Berman, 1980, Chicago, Volume IV, page 905.
Good estate condition; slight texture to patina with some small areas of rubbing.