~ Diana With Dogs By Karl Hagenauer Bronze Sculpture ~
A wonderful bronze sculpture by the Austrian artist and designer Karl Hagenauer (1898–1956) produced by his families company ‘Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien’.
The sculpture is entitled ‘Diana with dogs’ and depicts a lady walking two greyhound dogs.
The piece is entirely of bronze with polished highlights and has two brass chains for dog leashes.
The sculpture has a very fluid and dynamic quality and is very much in the Art Deco style associated with Karl Hagenauer and the company.
The piece is not signed, as are many, but is 100% guaranteed to be genuine.
~ Dimensions ~
The piece measures 42cm (16 ½ inches) long by 8cm (3 ¼ inches) wide with a height of 20.5cm (8 inches).
It weighs 1.110 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The piece is in a very lovely condition with only minimal age wear.
~ Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien - (wHw) ~
Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien was a family business in Vienna that produced fine, handcrafted objects for decoration and use over its nearly ninety-year history. The workshop closed in 1987 but the company's retail premises, opened in 1938 on Vienna's Opernring, survives today as a museum and shop.
Carl Hagenauer (1872 - 1928) founded what became the Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien in 1898. He began as an apprentice at Würbel & Czokally, a silverware producer in Vienna. He then trained as a goldsmith before founding his own business, one of many in Vienna producing small figurines and useful objects. His workshop produced his own designs and those of other artists such as Josef Hoffmann and Otto Prutscher. His sons Karl (1898 - 1956) and Franz (1906 - 1986) both became renowned designers
Karl Hagenauer (1898 – 1956) was an influential designer in the Art Deco style. He enrolled at the Vienna School of Applied Arts at age eleven. He studied with Josef Hoffmann and Oskar Strnad and created designs for the Wiener Werkstätte art collective. After wartime service in the infantry, he resumed his training and qualified as an architect. He joined the family business in 1919 and soon took on leadership in both design and management.
Diana With Dogs By Karl Hagenauer Bronze Sculpture