August Gaul - Stehender Schwan, Futtersuchender Schwan (Kopf vorgestreckt)

August Gaul - Stehender Schwan, Futtersuchender Schwan (Kopf vorgestreckt) - image-1
August Gaul - Stehender Schwan, Futtersuchender Schwan (Kopf vorgestreckt) - image-1

August Gaul

Stehender Schwan, Futtersuchender Schwan (Kopf vorgestreckt)
1905

Bronze. Height 15.8 cm. Signed 'A. GAUL' back right on cast plinth and with foundry mark 'H. NOACK BERLIN FRIEDENAU' verso on plinth. Possibly an early cast or one approved by the estate in 1921 in an edition of 20, but not fully cast. - Anthracite-coloured patina, partly brightly rubbed. Inconspicuous dark traces of colour on wings; the tip of beak under support point unpatinated.

Catalogue Raisonné

Gabler 132 d

Certificate

We would like to thank Josephine Gabler, Berlin, for additional information and scientific advice.

Provenance

Private collection, Hesse

Literature

Karl Scheffler, August Gaul, on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday, in: Kunst und Künstler XVIII, 1920, p. 252 with illus.; Angelo Walther, Der Bildhauer August Gaul. Leben und Werk, Leipzig 1961 (doctoral dissertation typescript), no. 212; Roland Dorn, Verzeichnis der bei Cassirer nachweisbaren Arbeiten von August Gaul, in: exhib.cat. August Gaul, Berlin/Hamburg/Hanau 1999/2000, cf. cat. no. 5 (sold to Aby Warburg, not identifiable) ?; Ursel Berger/Günter Ladwig (ed.), Bestiarium.Tierplastik. Deutsche Bildhauer des 20. Jh., Berlin 2019, p. 24 with illus.

Exhibitions

Frankfurt 2010 (Museum Giersch), August Gaul. Fritz Klimsch, cat. no. 45 with colour illus.

Lot 143 Dα

Estimate:
8.000 € - 10.000 €

Result:
7.560 €