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"Archer," Remarkable Nude Male Bronze Sculpture by Uphues



In our opinion, one of the greatest depictions of the male nude in 19th century sculpture, this large bronze by Joseph Uphues depicts a youthful male archer shooting his arrow upwards, no doubt toward a bird overhead. The figure is full of energy and anticipation, he is standing on his toes, his body slightly twisted and arched, his face looking skyward. The lithe, taut figure of the archer shows the artist's mastery of the human figure. Uphues was a member of the Berlin secession, and is best known today for a series of pubic monuments, including one memorializing Emperor Frederick III on the Luisenplatz in Berlin-Charlottenburg. The bronze is signed and also evidences the Gladenbeck foundry mark, indicating that it was cast at Berlin's leading foundry. The sculpture retains its original, deep red marble base.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 23.5 in. (59.69 cm)Width: 9.5 in. (24.13 cm)Depth: 4.5 in. (11.43 cm)
  • Style
    Belle Époque (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU865120006482

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    US$110 Standard Parcel Shipping
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    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
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