August Gaul

Ziege, sich kratzend (goat, scratching)
August Gaul

Ziege, sich kratzend (goat, scratching)

4,160€  *
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  • Bronze

  • Bronze

  • 1915

  • Mounted on black marble base (2 x 8 x 4.5 cm)

  • Private collection from southern Germany

  • Groß-Auheim near Hanau 1869 – 1921 Berlin

  • Signed ‘A. GAUL’ and with foundry mark „H.NOACK BERLIN“ on top of cast-with plinth

  • Frankfurt am Main 2010 (Museum Giersch), Die Bildhauer August Gaul und Fritz Klimsch, exhibition cat. nr. 77 with colour fig. p. 121 as well as colour fig. 42, p. 116 f. (other copy)

  • August Gaul was a sculptor and founding member of the Berlin Secession. On close terms with art dealers like Bruno and Paul Cassirer, he became a leading figure in the Berlin art scene before World War I. His signature artistic style were his animal sculptures.

    Golden-brown patina. Recent posthumous cast.

    Auction results for other animal sculptures by August Gaul:

    1.) Elefant, Leo Spik on November 4th, 2013.
    Price excluding buyer's premium $ 28,782 (ca. € 22,000)
    2.) Junger Löwe from 1898, Bassenge on January 12th, 2013.
    Price excluding buyer's premium $ 7,780 (€ 6,000)
    3.) Stehender Bär from 1917, Lempertz on May 28th, 2006.
    Price excluding buyer's premium $ 5,042 (€ 3,200)

    Some of the factors which can influence the price of an artwork are the edition number, the scale, the year it was executed or the condition.

  • Gabler 221-n; Angelo Walther, Der Bildhauer August Gaul. Leben und Werk, Phil. Diss. (Typoskript), Leipzig 1961, Nr. 243 J; Angelo Walther, August Gaul, Leipzig 1973, Abb. Nr. 60; Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig: Katalog der Bildwerke, hg. von Herwig

  • From the series „Kleiner Tierpark“ (Little Animal Park)

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