1976. Polished brass. Small-sized version of the monumental sculpture in front of the main customs office in Itzehoe. Sign. and dated onto the top side of the plinth 'ENGST 76', foundry mark to the plinth's border 'GUSS BARTH ELMENHORST'. Slight traces of oxidation. H. 53 cm. - Literature: Cat. rais. Tiedge 105 (monumental sculpture). - German sculptor, studied after theological studies at the Art Academy in Munich by Prof. Hiller and at the HFBK in Hamburg by E. Scharff. Since 1967 freelance artist in Jersbek near Bargteheide, especially working in wood, stone, bronze and steel, including numerous orders for public buildings, so-called 'Art on the building'. Lit.: Cat rais. Gisela Tiedge: Das Werk von Georg Ernst. Kunst am Bau und im öffentlichen Raum. Bonn 2015. (http://hss.ulb.uni-bonn.de/2015/3990/3990.pdf ).