Carl Keil - Guss H. Gladenbeck & Sohn - Sculpture - Bronze (patinated) - 19th century

Carl Keil - Guss H. Gladenbeck & Sohn - Sculpture - Bronze (patinated) - 19th century

Equestrian sculpture of Emperor Wilhelm 1 signed "C Keil fec. 1882”

Carl Keil (1838-1889) began his artistic training with the court sculptor Emil Hopfgarten in Biebrich, became a pupil of Friedrich Drake in Berlin in 1857, made a study trip to Antwerp in 1861, and then to Copenhagen and Paris.

His first independent works were the weapon made for the Palace of Count von Waldersdorf in Wiesbaden with two lions in sandstone.

Keil's other work is the bust of Emperor Wilhelm I. From 1869 on the façade of the Wilhelmsheilanstalt in Wiesbaden

The focus of his artistic talent was in portrait sculpture, in which he combined the sharpness and energy of the expression with an elegant design. Above all his busts of the German Emperor and the German crown prince were appreciated.

Lot details
Bronze (patinated)
Designer/ Artist
Carl Keil
Manufacturer/ Brand
Guss H. Gladenbeck & Sohn
Model/ Name
Kaiser Wilhelm I. Gesigneerd C.Keil 1882
Estimated Period
19th century
Country of Origin
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
36×15×31 cm
4200 g
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