Amazon on Horseback, Franz von Stuck
Franz von Stuck
Amazon on Horseback
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Franz von Stuck

Amazon on Horseback, 1897


Dimensions
64.5 x 46.6 x 17.3 cm
Physical Description
Bronze
Inventory Number
SGP13
Acquisition
Acquired in 1914
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

Ready to kill, the naked Amazon jerks back the head of her horse at full gallop in order to hurl her spear at the enemy with all her strength. Whether classical elegance prevails over combative drama depends on which side the sculpture is viewed from. In his best-known statuette, which also exists as a large sculpture, Franz von Stuck links the clear formal language of antiquity with a passionate expression and powerful movement. The Amazon also appears several times in his paintings as a dominant, warlike type of woman.

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Title
Amazon on Horseback
Sculptor
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Bronze
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

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Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1914

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Primary

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31.01.2019