Rheinhold's Monkey Bronze (Karlsruhe, Germany)

Owned by Dr. Timo Mappes

Height of bronze without base: 15.6 cm (with base: 17.7 cm). The patina is dark brown. Foundry markings: "Aktien Gesel vorm. H. Gladenbeck & Sohn." Round, redish marble base.

 

This is the medium-sized "monkey" version of Gladenbeck's line of production (see the Gladenbeck Catalog, Nr. 1193). For images of other medium-sized statuettes, see the "Toronto" sculpture, the "Hamburg" sculpture," the "Paris" sculpture, the "eBay 2004" sculpture and the article by Morgan and Moore.

 

 

Side views

 

Rheinhold's Ape sculpture in Karlsruhe--right side

Rheinhold's Ape sculpture in Karlsruhe--left side

 

 

 

Frontal views

 

Rheinhold's Ape sculpture in Karlsruhe--frontal view 1

Rheinhold's Ape sculpture in Karlsruhe--frontal view 2

 

 

 

Open book with Genesis quote (ERITIS SICUT DEUS), foundry markings
(Aktien Gesel vorm. H. Gladenbeck & Sohn), and "Darwin. HB" on book spine.

 

Rheinhold's Ape sculpture in Karlsruhe--close-up of books

Rheinhold's Ape sculpture in Karlsruhe--close-up of Gladenbeck markings

 

Skull close-ups

Rheinhold's Ape sculpture in Karlsruhe--close-up of skull (left side) Rheinhold's Ape sculpture in Karlsruhe--close-up of skull (right side)

 

 

 

 

Close-ups: Signature (Rheinhold) and calipers

 

Close-up of Rheinhold's signature Rheinhold's Ape sculpture in Karlsruhe--close-up of calipers

 

 

 

 

 

All photos on this page courtesy of the owner of this bronze, Dr. Timo Mappes, 2008.

 

 


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