Antique Nude Bronze "Le Reveil" by Listed Artist A. Zeitlin Roman Bronze NY 1915

  • Item No: 46446

This is a stunning and rare bronze by important listed artist Alexander Zeitlen. A. Zeitlen is a Russian artist who was working in New York at the time this bronze was cast. The bronze depicts a beautiful nude woman with flowing hair. The bronze is signed A. Zeitlen date 1915 with foundry mark "Roman Bronze Works NY". Roman Bronze Works NY is one of most important American foundries who produced original works by Harriet Frishmuth and Frederic Remington. This artist has auction records in Sotheby's of $22,000 of a bronze dog in a Russian Sale 2005. The bronze is in excellent condition has a nice original greenish patina. Bronze measures 14 1/2" by 7" inches by 3" high. Alexander Zeitlin was born in Tiflis in 1872. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna under the tuition of the leading sculptor of neo-Baroque monuments Kaspar von Zumbusch. After relocating to Paris, where he settled for nearly two decades, Zeitlin continued his education at the Academie des Beaux-Arts alongside with Ernest Henri Dubois and Laurent Marqueste. The artist actively exhibited in Paris and Europe between 1900 and 1914. Alexander Zeitlin moved to New York in 1915, where he successfully worked on numerous commissions, mostly portraying his prominent contemporaries, such as Albert Einstein, Efrem Zimbalist, Israel Zangwill, Emile Zola and many others. In 1929 he received a medal from the American Federation of Labor for his outstanding work on a memorial for Samuel Gompers. The National Portrait Gallery in London acquired a cast of his bust of Algernon Graves. Such graceful and delicate depiction of a female body, as the present lot, signifies artistic manner of Alexander Zeitlin, combining his exceptional portraiture skills and the most remarkable stylistic influences of early twentieth-century Paris.