Professor Stephan Sinding and His Famour Group. "To Mennesker" (Two Mortals). [Facsimile signature:] Stephan Sinding.[On verso:] Stephan Abel Sinding was born in Thronhjem, Norway, the 4th of August, 1846. He matriculated at the University of Christiania, intending to become a lawyer. Quite by chance he discovered the great gift with which Nature had endowed him, and immediately went abroad for the purpose of studying sculpture in the great art centres. For many years he visited Berlin, Vienna and Paris, and in 1882 settled down to work in Rome. In 1883 he went to Copenhagen. Here he met the famous art patron, Dr. Carl Jacobsen, who at once realised the realism, the beauty and the grandeur of his work, and commissioned him to execute series of masterpieces for the "Glyptotek". He married a Danish lady, and became in 1890 a naturalised Dane. All his chief works were executed in Denmark, until a few years ago when he took up his domicile in Paris. The Sculpture by Stephan Sinding, on view at Harrods, May 26th-June 13, 1914. includes this master's most notable works, which have never before been exhibited in England. The Exhibits...The Barbarian Mother...A Captive Mother...Two Mortals...The Widow...Siegmund and Siegelinde. Finished in marble in Paris, 1914. Now exhibited for the first time.
Harrod's Ltd. London S.W. [n.d. c.1914.]
Photograph, signed in ink. Plate 152 x 197mm. 6 x 7¾".
Stephan Sinding (1846-1922) was a Norwegian-Danish sculptor. In 1890 he received Danish citizenship but in 1910 he moved to Paris, where he worked until his death. The sculptor Willie Wulff (1881-1962) is the photographer.
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