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Jumping Ibex, 1911

Leopold Museum,
Vienna
Bronze
55.2×16.8×24.3 cm

Artists

  • Franz Barwig der Ältere

    (Schönau near Neutitschein [today: Šenov near Nový Jičín] 1868–19531 Vienna)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
This rearing ibex, native to the Alps, appears aggressive and powerful but also noble. He is wearing his imposing, bent horns like a dangerous weapon mounted against an invisible opponent. In his animal depictions, the sculptor Franz Barwig the Elder (1868–1931) managed to capture the precise moment of an action, and to freeze the stances and physiognomies of the animals. The artist first presented his animal sculptures in 1906 at an exhibition of the artists’ association Hagenbund, which he had joined in 1905. His depictions, which were lauded for their dynamics, were soon in international demand.

Object data

Artist/author
  • Franz Barwig der Ältere
Title
Jumping Ibex
Alternative title
Fighting Ibex
Date
1911
Art movement
Hagenbund, Secession
Category
Sculpture
Material​/technique
Bronze
Dimensions
55.2×16.8×24.3 cm
Signature
Signed on the base: F. BARWIG
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 4588
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Keywords

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Provenance

Provenance research
Leopold Museum i
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (o.D.);
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 1994)

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