A PAIR OF GRACHEV PATINATED BRONZE FIGURES “Sentries”
Cast by C.F. Woerffel after the model by Vasili Grachev (1831-1905), dated 1877
Both on naturalistic round bases, realistically cast as a male and a female sentry holding pistols
Each figure signed on base in Cyrillic “LEP. GRACHEV” with a foundry mark “FABR. C.F. WOERFFEL ST. PETERSBURG”
and a Finance Ministry stamp, dated 1877
Hight: woman 9 1/4 in. (23,5 cm), man 9 1/8 in. (23,2 cm)
Areas of some rubbing to patina, otherwise good condition.
Inspired by Vasily Polenov’s painting “The Lookout”.
Item Nr. 2597 (Pair of Grachev bronze figures “Sentries”)