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.
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Axel Schmetzke, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI 54481