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Ahasverus - Anders Jensen Bundgaard (1864 - 1937)
Ahasverus - Anders Jensen Bundgaard (1864 - 1937) - Sculpture Style Ahasverus - Anders Jensen Bundgaard (1864 - 1937) - Ahasverus - Anders Jensen Bundgaard (1864 - 1937) -
Ref : 92600
4 800 €
Period :
20th century
Artist :
Anders Jensen Bundgaard (1864 - 1937)
Provenance :
Danish
Medium :
Green patinated bronze
Dimensions :
l. 8.07 inch X H. 12.2 inch X P. 3.74 inch
Sculpture  - Ahasverus - Anders Jensen Bundgaard (1864 - 1937) 20th century - Ahasverus - Anders Jensen Bundgaard (1864 - 1937)  - Ahasverus - Anders Jensen Bundgaard (1864 - 1937)
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Ahasverus - Anders Jensen Bundgaard (1864 - 1937)

Signed 'Bundgaard Paris'

An identical copy of this bronze is now kept at the National Museum in Stockholm (Inventory NMSk 2043).

The Wandering Jew is a legendary character whose origins date back to medieval Europe and who cannot lose his life, because he lost his death: therefore he wanders around the world and appears from time to time.

The origins of the legend are uncertain; perhaps one element is the story in Genesis of Cain, who is issued with a similar punishment—to wander the Earth, scavenging and never reaping, although without the related punishment of endlessness.

The shape of the bronze is probably inspired by Cain painted on the eponymous painting by Fernand Cormon (1845 - 1924) exhibited at the Musée d'Orsay.

Bundgaard undertook several major decorative projects including sculptures for the recently built Copenhagen City Hall (1894–99) and for Christiansborg Palace (1907–28) where his four majestic figures stand over the entrance to the parliamentary chamber. Bundgaard's works often exhibit a mythological, nationalistic slant as can be seen in two of his masterpieces, the Gefion Fountain (1908) on Copenhagen's waterfront and the Cimbrian Bull (1937) in Aalborg. He completed a number of monuments in commemoration of the volunteers from 1848 and 1864 as well as the Reunification Monument in Randers.

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Bronze Sculpture