A beautiful Art nouveau patinated bronze figure of a standing female nude atop a sphere - Fortuna . Marble base. Signed in the bronze V Seifert fec. Approx 38.5 cm tall including the base. Excellent original condition. German circa 1910. Fortuna was the Goddess of Fortune and the bringer of luck in Ancient Rome. Seifert, Victor Heinrich Prof. 1870 – 1953 Seifert was born in Vienna in 1870 and worked in Berlin for most of his career, he participated in the ´Große Berliner Kunstausstellung´ or ´Münchener Glaspalast´exhibitions. His statues were produced by top German Foundries such as Ges. V Gladenbeck Sonh. He carried out several commissions and created several monuments for the city of Berlin. He is a well listed artist with many of his works shown in the Berman book of Bronzes. One of his most famous statues is Die Trinkende (Thirsty), a delicate female nude bather, but he is better know for his military statues. His work is considered on par with artist as Villanis and Barrias. Many of his statues can be found in the Schiffer book of Bronzes.
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