Carl Bourcarde German WPA Academic Figural Nude Male Bronze Maquette Sculpture


Fine vintage sculpture by artist Carl Bourcarde (German 1899-1994), dated 1936. There’s limited information available on the artist, whose works include a plaque of Johann Heinrich Blasius, The Founder (aka Iron Poister) and a large, exterior tile relief at the entrance of Berg-Kaserne amongst other pieces.

Classic academic figural study of a nude male, mid-stride. Style-wise this could best be described as the German version of WPA art. The sculpture is skillfully executed, well rendered and very naturalistic. Bourcarde had definite talent. Bronze casting, non-magnetic. We think this may be a maquette done in anticipation of creating a larger version, similar to his other pieces.

Size/Condition: Measures 21” tall on a 7”x 6.5” base (single piece cast), weighs 17lbs, unpacked. Worn, flaking layers of later painting, retains original brown patination under the paint. Unknown flaw to right collarbone, little scuff to left thigh, tiny one to front left corner. Signed and dated to base as seen in photo, no edition. Please contact us for international shipping rates for this piece.