Heinrich Theodor Fontane Bust

Item number: FontaneBueste_35

Bust of Theodor Fontane

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.

Fontaneis considered an important representative of realism. In his novels, which were mainly written after his 60th birthday, Fontane characterizes his figures by precisely describing their appearance, their surroundings and, above all, their manner of speaking from a critical, loving distance. It is typical to present a cultivated conversation in a closed circle (also known as a causerie), for example at a banquet - the people follow social conventions and yet reveal their true interests, often against their will. Fontane often comes from a criticism of individuals to an implicit social criticism.
When modeling the Fontane bust, we used several photographs and a painting, all of which show Fontane at a later age. Due to the fact that he wrote most of his novels after the age of 60, we portrayed him in these late years.Fontane wears good, neat clothes on all pictures. A slight contrast to this is his mostly long hair and the mustache that covers his lips in strands. Accordingly, we also implement this ?trademark? in the bust.
Theodor Fontane's facial expressions always show a certain calm in old photographs. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he does not consider it necessary to express himself with a strict expression of his authority and expertise. Rather, his gaze remains neutral and observant, in keeping with the more objectively distant language in his novels.

 Heinrich Theodor Fontane (* 30. Dezember 1819 in Neuruppin; ? 20. September 1898 in Berlin) was a German writer, journalist and critic.

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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!


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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