1931. Bronze with darkbrown patina. Sign. and dated to the top side of the plinth 'W.J. BECKER 1931', verso foundry mark ''BRONCE BILDGIESSEREI A. BISCHOFF DÜSSELDORF-OBERKASSEL'. H. 61 cm. - German sculptor, medal maker and plaque artist, educated at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Dortmund and the Munich Art Academy, created especially a large number of funeral monuments, for example in the main cemetary in Dortmund, in addition he made numerous medals and plaques. Lit.: AKL Saur VIII, 1994, 177.