Early 20th cent. Bronze with brown patina, h. 58 cm, w. 69 cm, sign. on the plinth 'Hofmann', marble base, h. 15 cm. - The youth Ganymed, in the Greek mythology the most beautiful young man of all mortals and the favourite of Zeus, was abducted to the top of mount Olympus by the father of the gods who changed himself into an eagle. - Austrian sculptor, medal maker and gem cutter. 1895 - 1904 studies at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna, 1906-1939 member of the Wiener Secession and the Wiener Künstlerhaus. H. created monumental sculptures for the Public Space, small bronzes, medals, porcelain figures and cameos.