Perfect Art-Nouveau bronze nude was executed by German sculptor Richard Gruettner (b.1854). He studied in Leipzig, Berlin, Paris and Munich. Gruettner worked in Berlin and frequtly exhibited there at the Berlin Academy and Large Art Exhibition. His sculptures one can find in the Berlin City Hall, in Breslau and Hamburg.
Gruttner is listed in Thieme-Becker, General Dictionary of Painters, Leipzig, 1999.
Inscription: signed Gruettner on the bronze base
Technique: bronze, light-brown patina on the figure and dank-green patina on the stone, marble base.
Measurements: h 14 1/2" (37 cm), base w 9" x h 6" (23 x 20.5 cm)
Condition: in good condition