Bronze, polished, h. 11 cm, at the bottom inscribed 'DER BÜCHERFREUND' and sign. 'r. hercks', numbered copy '17/349', mark by the foundry ARA KUNST, Altrandsberg. - German painter, draftsman and sculptor. 1972-77 studies in Munich under Prof. Hans Daucher, since 1978 freelance artist, 1981 art price of the city of Augsburg.