Bronze sculpture “Man with pipe” Andersen Rasmus Morten (1861-1930)
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Charming brown patina bronze of a robust man with a pipe. Signed on the back on the terrace and dated 1914.
Dimensions : H 32cm – base 11cm x 10cm
Danish school, early 20th century.
Lit: Rasmus Morten Andersen (1861 – 1930) was a Danish sculptor. He is best known for his portraits. Andersen was born in Orting near Horsens where he trained as a woodcarver. He then studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts between 1877 and 1883 and later studied in the studio of Herman Wilhelm Bissen. In 1885 he won a gold medal for his bas-relief “Ulysses and the swineherd Eumaeus”. In 1889-1890 he travelled to Italy and France. He worked as a curator at the Academy of Fine Arts until 1905 and at the Thorvaldsen Museum from 1893 until his death.
Known works by the artist: Bust of Professor Th. Stein in 1891 (Frederiksborg Castle, statue of Hans Christian Andersen (for the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893), statue of E.M. Dalgas (Aarhus 1900), statue of J-C. Lacour (for Lyngby College) and a statue by Carl Frederik Tietgen for the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.
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