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Theodor Esbern Philipsen: An extraordinary bronze figur 'Zeus as bull' with friez 'Abduction of Europa'


Theodor Esbern Philipsen Kopenhagen 1840 - Kopenhagen 1920

An extraordinary bronze figur 'Zeus as bull' with friez 'Abduction of Europa'


Lot-No. 697 | Proceeds : 5.900,00 €  

1889. Bronze with brown greenish patina, h. in total ca. 45 cm, on plinth with monogram and dated 'Roma 1889 TP 99'. - The bronze of the Roman bull marks the main work in Philipsens sculptural oeuvre. A cast of this bull is in the Copenhagen Museum of Art. - The most important Impressionist and Danish sculptor, student of NJ Simonsen and C. Boegh, study tours inter alia to Paris and Italy, friendship with Gauguin, member of the Academy of Arts. - Lit: Thieme-Becker. - Mus.: Kopenhagen (Museum für Kunst, Kunstindustrie Museum u.a.

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