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Bronze Figure of Goethe.
"The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth," so spake one of of history's few true geniuses. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Germany's brilliant scientist, philosopher, and poet, was born at Frankfort-on-the-Main, August 28, 1749. Originally a lawyer, Johann had an awakening while sojourning in Italy in 1786 and resolved to devote his life instead to the pursuit of truth, to poetry and science. According to Richard Allen, Goethe was to become "one of the giants of European culture, who bestrode both the age of the enlightenment and the coming era of romanticism, who produced voluminous writings on every subject and in every genre, a great poet in his deployment of the German language. Description:Bronze Figure of Goethe, the standing figure holding a top hat and cane, brown patina, incised "H. Mueller," on rouge marble base with plaque. Hans Muller was born in Vienna Austria on January 10th 1873. He was a pupil of the sculptor Edmund Hellmmer at the Vienna Academe of Art. Much of his work is on permanent display in the Simu Museum in Bucharest, Hungary. The height of the sculpture is 14 1/8 inches. Condition Report: Good condition with minor scratches to the bronze.


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