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Lot 195 Dα

A cast bronze figure of Goethe

Auction 1193 - overview Berlin
07.05.2022, 11:00 - The Prussian Sale & Berlin Salon
Estimate: 800 € - 1.000 €
Result: 2.750 € (incl. premium)

A cast bronze figure of Goethe

Cast bronze with brown shimmering patina. Full-figure depiction of the poet in a buttoned house coat with his hands folded behind his back. Inscribed on the front of the octagonal plinth: "GOETHE 1828". With some stains and a scratch to the forehead. H 35.5 cm.
Model by Christian Daniel Rauch, cast attributed to Noack Berlin, presumably late 19th / early 20th C.


From the property of a Prussian aristocrat.


Cf. Maaz (ed.), Nationalgalerie. Das XIX. Jahrhundert. Bestandskatalog der Skulpturen, vol. 2, Berlin 2006, no. 725 ff., for the original plaster figure and a later bronze cast by Noack.