Franz Bergman Bronze Elephant

Published 3rd March 2009

One of my great loves are Austrian cold painted bronze models. Possibly the greatest exponent of the art of miniature bronzes was Franz Bergman (1838-1894). His bronze subjects were wide ranging, from birds and animals, carpet sellers to American Indians, erotic semi-naked females to reptiles.

 Here is one of the largest Bergman bronzes I have seen, this imposing model

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