Imitations, Adaptations, and Replicas of Hugo Rheinhold's Darwinian Monkey

 

Statue King (13" high; material: clay?)

 

Darwinian Monkey Statuette by Statue King

 

Source: eBay auction 5372159095, ended March 19, 2005.

 

 

 

Marwal (Clay?)

 

Darwinian Monkey Statuette by Marwal

Source: eBay auction 5372159095, ended March 19, 2005.

Marwal ape with close-up of skull

Source: eBay auction 230183938232, ended Oct. 26, 2007.

 

 Marwal ape--side view

Source: eBay auction, 230183938232, ended Oct. 26, 2007.

Marwal stamp-like marking

Source: eBay auction, 230183938232, ended Oct. 26, 2007.

 

 

 

Marwal imitation (red)

 

Chaulk/plaster? with redish coating; 12" tall.

 

Marwal-type ape in red color

 

Photo © Axel Schmetzke, 2008

 

 

 

Marwal imitation (ash)

 

Polyester resin; 7" W x 4.5" D x 12" H; import available from Zhkis.com.

 

Marwal-type ape--ash colored
Photo posted with friendly permission of Mike Jensen at Zhkis.com, Dec. 2008.

 

 

 

Marwal adaptation (bank with slot in head)

 

Plaster (ceramic?); 11" tall; hollow, with a slot at the top of the ape's head. Make unknown.

 

Marwal adaptation (bank with slot in head)

Marwal adaptation (bank with slot in head)--close-up

Photos courtesy of Amy Wall (2008)

 

 

Marwal adaptation (bank with slot in upper back)

 

Chalkware/ceramic; 11.5" tall, 3.5" wide and 4.5" deep; hollow, with a slot between the ape's shoulder blades. Make unknown.

 

Marwal-type monkey bank with slot in back--front view

Marwal-type monkey bank with slot in back--rear view

Marwal-type monkey bank with slot in back--bottom view

Photos courtesy of Renate Dietrich (Sept. 2008)

 

 

 

Austin Prod. Inc., © 1962 (clay?)

 

Darwinian Monkey Statuette by Austin 1962, frontal view Darwinian Monkey Statuette by Austin 1962, right side
Darwinian Monkey Statuette by Austin 1962, left side Darwinian Monkey Statuette by Austin 1962, rear view

Darwinian Monkey Statuette, Austin Prod. Inc. 1962 inscription

Darwinian Monkey Statuette by Austin 1962, bottom with "Darwin's Mistake" poem

 

Source: eBay auction 5374758990, ended March 27, 2005.

 

 

Austin imitation (ash)

 

Polyester resin; 7" W x 7" D x 12" H; import available from Zhkis.com.

 

 

Austin-type Ape with skull--ash colored
 

Photo posted with friendly permission of Mike Jensen at Zhkis.com, Dec. 2008.

 

 

 

J.M. Siperstein, 1959

 
Siperstein Ape with Skull--frontal view Siperstein Ape with Skull--left side Siperstein Ape with Skull--right side Siperstein Ape with Skull--open book close-up

 

Siperstein Ape with Skull--close-up showing the absence of the Rheinhold's signature Siperstein 1959 copyright marking

 

Photos © Axel Schmetzke, 2008 (access to the sculpture courtesy of the Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York)

 

 

 

Tupton (clay?)

 
Tupton Ape with skull--frontal view Tupton Ape with skull--left side

 

"Colored monkey" (manufacturer unknown)

 

Colored ape with skull sculpture

 

Source: eBay auction 5372064541, ended March 19, 2005.

 

 

 

 

Alva

 

Glazed clay (?). Appr. 1950s and 1960s. This replica was produced in at least two sizes. Most likely, it was modeled after the bronze now owned by the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.

 

Alva replica of Rheinhold's "Philosophizing Ape"

 

Source: eBay auction 5372337445, ended March 20, 2005.

 

 

 

Thomas Blakemore

 

Cold cast bronze, or "bronze resin," a mix of bronze powder with epoxy resin (see http://darwinmonkey.com/foundry.html)

 

Blakemore's  Resin Reproduction of Hugo Rheinhold's "Philosophizing Monkey" sculpture

 Resin Reproduction of Hugo Rheinhold's "Philosophizing Monkey" sculpture--close-up

Source: The former UK-based Blakemore Web site (no longer active). Source: Affe mit Schädel. Wikipedia. Accessed 12 Dec. 2008.

 

See Blakemore2008 for a new bronze version.

 

 

 

A. Santini (probably resin)

 

Satini version of Ape with Skull

 

Source: eBay auction 6140067356, ended , Dec. 23, 2004.

 

 

Monkey--glazed plaster (eBay-France)

Base: 20 cm X 18 cm;  height: 33 cm; weight: 2,3 kg

 

Ape with Skull--glazed plaster version

 

Source: eBay auction 300044091978, ended Nov 7, 2006.

 

 

 

INARCO (6 1/2" tall, 4" wide; marked on bottom: INARCO 1963 E 1260 Cleve OH)

 

Darwinian ape made by INARCO

 

Source: eBay auction 270155480886, ended August 22, 2007 (posted here with the friendly permission of the seller).

 

 

Inarco Ape with skull book supports--side view Inarco Ape with skull book supports--frontal view Markings: copyright INARCO, Cleve, Ohio, E-1260

 

Source: www.bradysales.org/inarco; www.bradysales.org/inarco-2; www.bradysales.org/inarco-3. (I could not contact the copyright owner for permission to post these images here; no contact information provided.) Accessed March 23, 2008.

 

 

Progressive Art (1968)

 

Chalkware; ca. 10" in height, with the base measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/4"; ca. 5 3/4 lb.

 

Progressive Art Appe with skull--frontal view Progressive Art Appe with skull--left side Progressive Art Appe with skull--right side Marking: copyright 1968 Progressive Art

 

Source: eBay auction 120157276655, ended Sept. 8, 2007 (posted here with the friendly permission of the seller).

 

 

SALTATOR SEPULCRI  (Grave dancer)

 

Clay/plaster; 8 1/2" tall (not counting the wooden base), no other inscriptions than those shown on the photos.

 

Ape with skull inscribed "SALTATOR SEPULCRI"--right side Ape with skull inscribed "SALTATOR SEPULCRI"--frontal view Ape with skull inscribed "SALTATOR SEPULCRI"--rear view

 

Photos © Axel Schmetzke, 2007

 

 

 

Adaptation by Van den Heuvel

 

Patinated zinc, 9 1/2" tall (without plinthe), 16 1/2 lbs.
 

 

Photo courtesy of Mr. Van den Heuvel

 

 

 

Parastone NL (2008)

 

Painted resin, 15 cm tall. Note that the foundry marking is also copied; there is no connection between Parastone and the former Gladenbeck foundry, which produced the original cast under license from Hugo Rheinhold.

 
Parastone Ape Sculpture_front Parastone Ape Sculpture_right side Parastone Ape Sculpture_back Parastone Ape Sculpture_close up of "Akt. Ge. vorm. G&S" foundry marking

Photos courtesy of H.S.; © Axel Schmetzke, 2008

 

 

 

Thomas Blakemore (2008)

 

Bronze replica with "Florentine Brown" patina. 12" tall.

 

For information provided by the seller, visit http://darwinmonkey.com.

 
Blakemore 2008 Sculpture with plinthe Blakemore 2008 reproduction (Face and skull) Blakemore 2008 reproduction (close-up: face and skull)
Blakemore 2008 reproduction (Genesis quote) Blakemore 2008 Ape reproduction (close-up of skull) Blakemore 2008 Ape reproduction (close-up of head)

 

Sources: Upper left photo: courtesy of the seller (June 16, 2009). The other five photos: Affe mit Schädel. Wikipedia. Accessed 12 Dec. 2008. (For copyright information, please click on the images.)

     

 

 

Monkey-with-skull bronze at Regent Antiques (Sept. 24, 2010)

 

Bronze,  height 20 cm, width 17 cm,
depth 12 cm.

Monkey-with-skull bronze at Regent Antiques--frontal view Monkey-with-skull bronze at Regent Antiques Monkey-with-skull bronze at Regent Antiques--close-up of skull Monkey-with-skull bronze at Regent Antiques--right side Monkey-with-skull bronze at Regent Antiques--left side
Monkey-with-skull bronze at Regent Antiques--back Monkey-with-skull bronze at Regent Antiques--inscription "ERITIOP CUT DEUS"

Photos posted with the friendly permission of Regent Antiques, Sept. 24. 2010.

 

 

 

 

Other versions:

 

 

 

Bildgiesserei Seiler, Schöneiche (near Berlin, Germany)

 

Offers a genuine re-edition of Hugo Rheinhold's "Ape with Skull" sculpture (small version), based on the original Gladenbeck molds.

 

 

 

Century Molding Company (around 1962; copyright registration in US)

 

           specimen not yet found

 

 

 

 ARA-Kunst (resin)

production status unclear

 

Bronzegiesserei Herweg, Berlin (bronze)

production status unclear; might accept orders on demand (Dec. 2008)

 

 

 

 

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Last updated October 04, 2010.