40th Contemporary History Auction

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Rudolf Hess bronze bust - Thorak

Rudolf Hess bronze bust - Thorak

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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
LOT 50-0502
EAN 2000000511016
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LOT 50-0502
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
EAN 2000000511016
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
Maker
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
LOT 50-0502
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000511016
Maker
Germany 1918 - 1945
Rudolf Hess bronze bust - Thorak


Description

Impressive large size bust of Rudolf Hess. He was a leading member of the NSDAP and "Deputy Führer" to Adolf Hitler (appointed in 1933). In 1941 he flew solo to Scotland in an attempt to negotiate peace with the United Kingdom. Sentenced to life imprisonment at the end of WW2. On 17. August 1987 he committed suicide in Spandau Prison.

Real bronze bust. Mounted on a black marble base (chipping). "Guss Brandstetter München" marked and the artist's signature by Josef Thorak (THORAK). He was an Austrian-German sculptor and the most popular sculptor in the Third Reich. Supported by the NS-regime. 

Height bust: 36 cm.

Total weight: 20 kg.

Very hard to find!


Condition
2+