Max Klinger (German, 1857-1920) A life size bronze sculpture of "Badende"( Bather) Black / green patinaed bronze . Signed and with the foundry inscription of H.Gladenbeck & Sohn foundry Berlin and numbered 3.
This sculpture is from an edition of five numbered casts authorized by Max Klinger in 1903, from the marble original now in the Leipzig Museum he carved in 1898.
The model for the sculpture was Elsa Asenijeff, Max Klinger 's model and his long-standing unofficial companion .
Reference 1. Max Klinger, Bildwerke, Gemalde und Zeichnungen Museum der bildenden Kunste Leipzig 1995 , by Herwig Guratzsch and E.A.Seemann ( Exhibition catalog May 3 rd to July 27 th 1995 ) catalog example A7.
Reference 2. Max Klinger Auf der Suche nach dem neuman Menschen. E.A. Seemann 2007 page135. Exhibit number 21. lent by the Dessau Anhaltische Gemaldegalerie inventory number Nr.P.108
(Exhibition celebrating the artists 150th birthday)