Bronze Sculpture of a fisherman throwing a life ring by Henryk Kossowski (1855-1921).
Born in Krakow, Poland, he initially studied at the Academy of the Arts under his father, who was a sculptor and Marcel Quyski, winning prizes in 1875 and 1876.
Later he went on to study at the Paris Academy of Arts with technical guidance from Mathurina Moreauder.
He exhibited in Krakow, Warsaw, Vienna and the Salon in Paris.
At the 1900 World Fair he won a bronze medal and received an Honourable mention in 1883.
He was familiar and influenced at the time by the founder of modern sculpture, Rodin.
Today his work is collected throughout the world. He often portrayed genre figures of everyday life and his later work contains elements of the Art Deco style.
This bronze sculpture of a fisherman throwing a life ring, holding a rope, in full waterproofs.
Marked to the base, ‘Kossowski Salon 1909’
Widest width: 30cm
Widest depth of base: 20cm
Internal Ref: PAD0803
Height = 43 cm (16.9″)
Width = 30 cm (11.8″)
Depth = 20 cm (7.9″)