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.
- 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