Rare antique Russain bronze of troika sledge with hunters attacked by the wolves and unexpectly falled through broken ice . This dynamic sculpture was executed ca. 1880s on the famous foundry "Gladeneck" in Berlin after model by Albert -Moritz Wolf (1854 - 1923), who recieved European acknowledge for his masterfully Russian cabinett bronze figures. Similar sculpture by Wolf, foundry Gladenbeck was sold in Sothebys for 18 000 british pounds. For the biography of A.M.Wilf in Russian see following link: http://www.kupitkartinu.ru/painter/920/
Literature: Bronzes of the 19th Century by Pierre Kjellberg (1994) A Concise History of Bronzes by George Savage (1968)Dictionnaire des Peintres et Sculpteurs by E. Benezit (1966)Dictionnaire de Sculpteurs de l´ecole Francaise by Stanaslas Lami (1914; Thieme/Becker"Allgemeines Kuenstlerlexikon", 1999, Leipzig.
Inscription: signed on the base with the name of sculptor "M.Wolf" and stamp of the foundry "Gesellschaft Berlin H.Gladenbeck &Sohn".
Technique: bronze , brown patina, marble base.
Measurements: w. 13 1/4 " x d,. 6 2/3" x h. 7 1/8" (width 33,5 x deep 17 x high 18 cm).
Condition: in very good original condition