Cold-painted Bronze American Sailor - Decorative Arts
Cold-painted Bronze American Sailor
Austrian (active Vienna) 1861-1936
Miniature American Sailor
Cold-painted bronze, c. 1908-1912
This is an extremely rare Viennese bronze miniature depicting an American military subject: A sailor holding a 46-star flag raising his pistol. Bergman is normally known for his animal, orientalist, and erotic subjects, making this piece a highly unusual example of his work. Signed on base.