Bust of North Pole expedition leader Julius Ritter von Payer - Papier-mache - Late 19th century

Description
Bust of North Pole expedition leader Julius Ritter von Payer - Papier-mache - Late 19th century
Austria

Antique Bust of Julius Ritter von Payer circa 1874.

He was leader of the Austro Hungarian north pole expedition in 1874.

Made out of papier-mache. Hand painted.

Measures 15,5 cm high.
Base: 5,5 cm x 5,5 cm.

Weight 71 grams.

Overall in a good but used condition, some damages to his head and to the base.

Newspaper copy is online, not included.

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Julius Johannes Ludovicus Ritter von Payer (2 September 1841, – 29 August 1915), ennobled Ritter von Payer in 1876, was an officer of the Austro-Hungarian Army, mountaineer, arctic explorer, cartographer, painter, and professor at the Theresian Military Academy. He is chiefly known for the Austro-Hungarian North Pole expedition in 1872–74 and the discovery of Franz Josef Land.

Lot details
Object
Bust of North Pole expedition leader Julius Ritter von Payer
Material
Papier-mache
Estimated Period
Late 19th century
Country of Origin
Austria
Condition
Fair condition - heavily used & with possibly minor parts missing
Dimensions
15.5×5.5×5.5 cm
Weight
71 g
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