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Sitting Dog Werkstatte Hagenauer Vienna ca. 1950

SKU 1081 Tag

Sitting Dog, Werkstatte Hagenauer Vienna, ca. 1950, carved wood, brass patinated, marked

  • Height: 21cm, Width: 12cm, Depth: 8cm
  • 1950 to 1955
    Technique: hardwood carved, brass patinated
    Provenance: The Stephen Weinroth Collection, USA
    marked with “wHw” in the circle, “Handmade”, “HAGENAUER/WIEN”, “MADE IN/AUSTRIA” bib.: documented photograph mod.no. 43 in the Hagenauer Archive at MAK, Vienna, inv.no. HAF 1253
    3.800,00 VAT inclusive
    SKU 1081 Tag
    Description

    Depictions of animals were a popular motif throughout the Werkstatte Hagenauer’s entire period of activity. This seated dog was designed around 1950 and is particularly impressive due to its faithful, reduced and expressive depiction. The statuette is made from a single piece and executed in high quality.
    The condensation of the motif and the concise, comic-like details demonstrate the mastery of stylistic reduction for which the Werkstatte Hagenauer was known.

    Execution

    Werkstätte Hagenauer – stylistic evolution and importance

    Today, the Werkstatte Hagenauer is rightfully among the most important Austrian Arts & Crafts manufacturers of the 20th century. The clear, strict formal language combined with dynamic poses and the usage of brass, nickel-plated, patinated or bare, along with copper, alpaca and exotic wood shows a high level of recognition.

    However, it took the siblings Karl and Franz Hagenauer quite some time until they developed their own unique style. Karl and Franz both attended the Vienna School of Arts & Crafts and studied under Josef Hoffmann, Oskar Strnad, Anton Hanak and Dagobert Peche.

    Until the closure of the Werkstatte Hagenauer on December 30, 1987, art objects of outstanding quality were still being produced. The siblings Karl and Franz Hagenauer strongly contributed in coining the term „design“ through their legacy and are surely among the most influential Austrian artists of the 20th century.

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