Art Nouveau bronze figure The Flower Seller by Rudolph Kuchler

£1,295.00

Antiques Reference 2144

Art Nouveau bronze figure The Flower Seller by Rudolph Kuchler

 

Description

Description

Art Nouveau patinated bronze figure of a maiden in a diaphanous gown offering a flower and holding a basket of flowers by the Viennese sculptor Rudolph Kuchler (1867-1946). This charming figure of a flower seller is very finely detailed with excellent hand finished chasing especially to the folds of her gown. The bronze is signed R Kuchler and has a foundry seal. The piece is approximately 32 cm tall including the marble base. A decorative and charming figure.

History

Rudolph Kuchler was born 20 September 1867 in Vienna and died in Berlin 26 January 1946.

Küchler studied at the Vienna Art Academy from 1883 to 1890 and then worked in Berlin and Hamburg. He was commissioned to design commenmorative medals for the First World War by Julius Menadier.

His style was predominately figurative and Art Nouveau.

Art Nouveau, ornamental style of art that flourished between about 1890 and 1910 throughout Europe and the United States. Art Nouveau is characterized by its use of a long, sinuous, organic line and was employed most often in architecture, interior design, jewellery and glass design, posters, and illustration. It was a deliberate attempt to create a new style, free of the imitative historicism that dominated much of 19th-century art and design. About this time the term Art Nouveau was coined, in Belgium by the periodical L’Art Moderne to describe the work of the artist group Les Vingt and in Paris by S. Bing, who named his gallery L’Art Nouveau. The style was called Jugendstil in Germany, Sezessionstil in Austria, Stile Floreale (or Stile Liberty) in Italy, and Modernismo (or Modernista) in Spain.

Date Austrian c 1910

Condition Excellent original condition.

Dimensions Approximate height 32 cm

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