Alexander von Humboldt Büste

Item number: AHumbBueste_35

Bust of Alexander von Homboldt

148,75 €

including 19% VAT. , plus shipping

Shipping time: 2 - 4 workdays

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

Genesis of the bust: There are numerous paintings and drawings by Humboldt. From his older years, some daguerreotypes (precursors of photography) are preserved. One of the most famous portraits is an oil painting by the artist Joseph Karl Stieler from 1843. It represents Humboldt somewhat idealized in middle age, although the portrayed at the time of the creation of the painting was already 74 years old. Nevertheless, the portraits of Stieler had such a high reputation at that time that many famous people, such as Goethe, Beethoven, and Wagner, but also regents of numerous royal families, were portrayed by him. Therefore, this image was the most important orientation for our artists in modeling the bust.
We portrayed Humboldt in his late middle years, when he already had a large part of his research trips behind him and spent a great deal of time preparing and presenting his collected data. In particular, his five-volume work Kosmos was created at that time and consolidated Humboldt's high reputation as a naturalist.
On one hand, we gave the bust a rather serious facial expression, which reflects Humboldt's meticulousness as a researcher. But his head leans slightly to the side and a soft smile plays around his mouth, pointing to the great curiosity that naturally underlies a researcher like Humboldt.

Alexander von Humboldt
1769 - 1859
Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt was a Prussian geographer, naturalist and explorer. His quantitive work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography. He was the younger brother of the Prussian minister Wilhelm von Humboldt.

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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!

Sculpting

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.

Shipping

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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