Rheinhold's Ape Bronze--small version
(Norwich, UK; privately owned)

This is a another specimen of Gladenbeck's smallest rendering of Hugo Rheinhold's "Philosophizing Ape" (see also the Gladenbeck Catalog, Nr. 1194). The approximate height without the base is 10.5 cm. It is very similar to the small Stevens Point sculpturewith two differences: The foundry marking reads ""Akt.-Ges. Gladenbe(ck) Berlin,"  not "Akt.-G. vorm. H.G. & S.," and the two letters "HB" (the meaning of which has been much speculated about but is essentially unknown) after "Darwin" are particularly well executed.


Recently, re-editions of this version (from original Gladenbeck molds) are offered by the Bildgießerei Seiler GmbH, An der Reihe 204, 15566 S c h ö n e i c h e bei Berlin, Germany.



Right side


Rheinhold's "philosophizing ape"--right side




Left side


Rheinhold's "philosophizing ape"--left side


Inscriptions close-up

Rheinhold's "philosophizing ape"--inscriptions close-up


"Rheinhold" signature

Rheinhold's "philosophizing ape"--artist's signature

Photos courtesy of the owner, who wishes to remain anonymous. © 2008. 




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Axel Schmetzke, Ph.D.



University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

900 Reserve

Stevens Point, WI 54481