Bronze sculpture details
Stimpfl’s dachshund was conceived as a gesture of friendship. It’s the faithful representation of the dachshund “Frodo”, which belonged to an acquaintance and which kept him company from time to time in his studio over many years. And so the sculptor took the opportunity to create a bronze memorial in his honour. Portrayal of a dachshund and all dachshunds in general: with the placidity that’s typical for this breed, he looks attentively into the viewer’s face.
Edition in bronze, cast using the lost wax technique, chased and patinated by hand.
Günther Stimpfl studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts (Akademie der bildenden Künste) in Vienna. Since 1975 - after working as a restorer and free-standing sculptor of the Viennese palaces of Belvedere and Schoenbrunn - he has created an extensive range of sculptural works. At the same time, he drew attention to himself with etchings, pastels and drawings.