The bronze shows signs of age and wear. The spear or arrow in Cupid’s hand is missing. The right antler has been reaffixed at the pedicle, the left antler with slight break at the same area. Throughout smaller scratches and slight surface abrasion.
Georg Grasegger (1873-1927)
The sculptor attended the carving school in Partenkirchen and subsequently the School of Applied Arts. After that he studied at the Academy in Munich as a pupil of Wilhelm von Rümann. Since 1901 Grasegger worked at the School of Applied Arts in Cologne. He was involved in creating sculptural works for the Palace of Justice and the Northern Cemetery in Schwabing, Munich, and alongside created free-standing sculptures and handcrafts in the manner of Art Nouveau. Grasegger was present at most German exhibitions, for example at the Glaspalast Munich in 1896, 1899, 1901 and 1911 as well as at the Große Berliner Kunstausstellung in 1905, 1912 and 1918. Today, his works can be seen i.a. at the Gewerbemuseum in Nuremberg and at the museum of decorative arts in Cologne.