Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Bust

Item number: GoetheBueste_35

Bust of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

148,75 €

including 19% VAT. , plus shipping

Shipping time: 2 - 4 workdays


Material: bio-polymer (partly hollow)
Total height: 35 cm / 14 inches
Weight: 0,8 kg approx.

Origin of the bust:
A well-known bust of Goethe, created by the artist Christian Daniel Rauch, was an important reference point for our artists at work. Not least, since Goethe himself was very pleased with the result: "Rauch has sent a cast of my bust here and you can be very happy with it."
One of Goethe's most famous portraits is a painting by the artist Joseph Karl Stieler from 1828. At that time, Stieler's portraits had such a high reputation that many famous figures have been portrayed, such as Humboldt, Beethoven and Wagner, but also regents of numerous royal families. Therefore, this image was one of the most important orientations for the modeling of the bust, for our artists. Also, the great similarity of the image to a real plaster mask of Goethe was decisive. In 1807, at the request of the Viennese brain researcher Franz Joseph Gall, Goethe had have made a life mask. Illustrations of this mask were a valuable clue for us to make the face of the bust as lifelike as possible, and to refine where the painting was more idealizing, which was a legitimate and desired means in the portrait art of that time.
A third important model was finally the famous sculpture of Goethe with Schiller in Weimar.
We have portrayed Goethe with clear, wide-open, not too serious eyes and slightly raised head. The result is a look into the distance, looking forward and slightly visionary, but not too heroic. Appropriate to Goethe, who worked creatively throughout his life and created poetry and works of art that have remained of the greatest importance up to the present day.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
1749 ? 1832

Goethe is considered one of the most important creators of German poetry. His literary works include novels, epic and lyric poetry, prose and verse dramas, memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; and treatises on botany, anatomy. In addition, his extensive correspondence is of literary importance. Goethe was a preparer and most important representative of Sturm und Drang ("storm and drive" was a proto-Romantic movement in German literature)

Freight costs for world-wide (non EU) shipments vary depending on destination. Prices are available on request.

Please contact us if you are interested in an other size.
We have sculpted more than 2500 different busts and so we think that we certainly are the sculptors who modeled the most busts Europe wide. With this experience, we have constantly optimized our work flow as listed below.

Of course, you are cordially invited to visit us in our studio in Mülheim/Ruhr to see the different variations and finishes. We would be please to advise you!


Digital sculpting at EGO3D We sculpt the bust on the computer in contrast to the traditional sculptors and modellers. We use ultra-modern and even self-developed software. Of course, educated artists sculpt the bust.

Manufacturing the bust

For the production of the real bust we use several 3D printers.


Your bust will be carefully packed and despatched via DPD or DHL.
Of course, we also send your bust abroad. We have shipped our busts safely even to customers in Brazil and Australia.

Just a short note on material and care

The busts are made of a special plastic material and are hollow.
The material is suitable for indoor use.
If you want to clean the bust please use a dry or slightly damp cloth. Do not clean it under a water jet or similar!

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