Alfred (Fred) Hans Voelckerling ( German 1872 -1945 ) A German Expressionist bronze sculpture "Polospielers" (Polo Players). Signed and marked Dresden. Hans Voelckerling studied at the Dresden School of Applied Arts and later at the Dresden Academy of Fine Art. In Paris he worked in the studio of French master Emmanuel Frémiet. He also traveled to the United States, England and Scotland.This model was exhibited at the 1928 Olympic games in Amsterdam. Geroge Kolbe, Franz Von Stuck, Ernesto de Fiori, Arno Breker, Gerhard Marcks, William Wauer, Renee Sintenis and Richard Scheibe were among his competitors from Germany that competed for Olympic Art Medals at the games of 1928.
Hans Voelckerling was highly prolific but few of his works survive as nearly all his work was melted down for the German war effort in the 1930's. During this time his studio was ransacked by the Nazi regime and most of his works were not only melted down but his plaster casts were also destroyed.
Dimensions: Height 13 inches by 11 inches in width by 13 inches in depth.