Active 1895 – 1930
Art Deco Bronze Fencer
Signed in the bronze L. Eisenberger
Made in Germany
Fine early 20th Century Art deco period bronze of a fencer holding and bending his rapier. The well modelled figure is naked except for a loincloth and he is seen looking down and flexing the blade of his rapier.
Ludwig Eisenberger was a German artist who is known to have been active between about 1895 and 1930. This piece clearly comes from his later period as can be seen from the lovely shaped marble base that has all the hallmarks of the Art Deco period. Throughout his career he had a fascination for depicting athletes, a common theme in the first decades of the 20th Century in Germany.