100% Solid Bronze Modernist Alter Boy Large Sculpture Hand Made Figurine Figure

SKU: XN-2423

Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition. Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:Height 17" x Width 10" Marble Dimensions: 6 1/2" X 6 Height without base: 16 1/2" Weight : 11 LBS Inventory : 27X24235472
Original or Reproduction: Reproduction

This unique piece is a work of art of a young Jesus is beautiful, his hands are spread to his sides as he gracefully smiles. He wears a full body robe that ties around his waist. His hair is straight down his back, as he stand barefoot he looks up to the sky and prays for all man kind. Thanking his father above for all he has giving us and as well as asking for forgiveness for all who sin before him. This image was molded by using the lost-wax method of casting. This powerful sculpture is finished with brown patina and is mounted upon a black marble base signed by the artist Franz Von Stuck. Stuck was born at Tettenweis, in Bavaria. From an early age he displayed an affinity for drawing and caricature. To begin his artistic education in 1878 he went to Munich, where he would settle for life. From 1881 to 1885 Stuck attended the Munich Academy. He first made a name with cartoons for Fliegende Blätter, and vignette designs for programmes and book decoration. In 1889 he exhibited his first paintings at the Munich Glass Palace, winning a gold medal for The Guardian of Paradise. In 1892 Stuck co-founded the Munich Secession, and also executed his first sculpture, Athlete. The following year he won further acclaim with the critical and public success of what is now his most famous work, The Sin. Also in 1893, Stuck was awarded a gold medal for painting at the Chicago World`s Fair and was appointed to a royal professorship. In 1895 he began teaching painting at the Munich Academy. In 1897 Stuck married an American widow, Mary Lindpainter, and began work designing his own residence and studio, the Villa Stuck. His designs for the villa included everything from layout to interior decorations; for his furniture Stuck received another gold medal at the 1900 Paris World Exposition.Having attained a high degree of fame by this time, Stuck was elevated to the aristocracy on December 9, 1905 and would receive further public honours from around Europe during the remainder of his life. Even as new trends in art left Stuck behind, he continued to be highly respected among young artists in his capacity as professor at the Munich Academy. Notable students of his over the years include Paul Klee, Hans Purrmann, Wassily Kandinsky, and Josef Albers. Franz von Stuck died in 1928; his funeral address memorialized him as "the last prince of art of Munich`s great days". He is buried in the Munich Waldfriedhof next to his wife Mary.