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Counting the Pennies*

Item Description

Hugely characterful study of an elderly gentleman sitting on a bench, dating from around 1895, by the German artist Eduard Stellmacher (1868-1929).  We should probably have titled this “Counting the Pfennigs”.

The poor old chap has a worried frown on his face and is holding a coin in his right hand whilst looking for another in his waistcoat pocket.

This is a wonderfully atmospheric and well modelled piece with lovely detail in his face and clothes.  From his demeanour you can’t help wondering if he was once a more affluent fellow and has now fallen on hard times.

Around 44 cm high and signed on the bench E. Stellmacher.  The base has received some professional restoration which cannot be seen on display.

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