RC Figurines - Gerhard Henning

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Gerhard Henning

 

“Gerhard Henning was a sculptor. He was born 05.27.1880 in Stockholm and died 16.09.1967 in Hell, his urn is in Copenhagen (Holmen). His name was changed from Nilsson in 1885. His parents were August Henning and Alma Sophia Göthberg. He married Christine Bissen, born 02.12.1889 in Copenhagen, died 1.7.1962 in Copenhagen. Marriage cancelled in 1914. Second marriage with weaver Gerda Heydorn on 26.02.1918 at Frederiksberg. She was born 03.02.1891 in Frederiksberg and died 29.6.1951 in Hell. 3rd marriage with Sidsel Katrine Kristensen on 10.03.1966 in Hell. She was born 03.08.1901 in Bøvling, died 03.14.1982.

 

Gerhard Henning met the Swedish painter Ivar Arosenius on Slöjdföreningens School in Gothenburg 1897-98, and this friendship was of great importance for the young Henning that to about 1907 preferably worked as a painter and graphic artist in a style that, like circuit around Arosenius, was inspired by Aubrey Beardsley. In 1909, Henning was employed at the Royal. Porcelain Manufactory, and thus got the plastic work a greater weight. For the factory, he performed refined small groups with ornamental decoration in the glaze, stylistically influenced by French 1700's art. But after being a friend of Kai Nielsen and with him studied sculpture, preferably at the Glyptotek, changed his form expression. It was especially C. Meunier, Auguste Rodin, Aristide Maillol, A.-J. Dalou and some of the ancient works that made an impression, and gradually grew a more personal and monumental expressions forward in his sculptures. Henning interested in early ancient poetry, including for Ovid's Metamorphoses, and from there he got the inspiration for numerous small groups of love, Cupid and Psyche, Pygmalion and Galatea, etc. But the center of, s work had throughout life the naked female figure, which he first worked with in society and opposition with Kai Nielsen. , S statuette Lying girl from 1914, so the basis for Kai Nielsen Leda without the swan, again in the long term, by Kai Nielsen's death in 1924, gave Henning courage to try out the large format. The range of, s major female figures began with the position in terms of bold Danae 1927, quickly followed by the lush bulging Standing girl from 1928-29. But he changed sculpture style around 1930 with Modern girl who is a slimmer type with short hair in contrast to the tidily arranged antique inspired, heavy hairstyles. Well into the 1930s, he fitted the naked female figures wearing shoes and socks, detailer, he later omitted. Sitting girl from 1937-38 built up over a complex diagonal motive, but appears nonetheless to weight in a calm, harmonious balance. Lying girl from 1942-43 has the same mix of job complexity and harmony. , S last major sculpture, Susanne 1964, he had worked for 10 years, and the starting point was a motif used in several Pygmalion and Galatea sketches from 1919-20, he repeatedly had later taken up. , S feel for the shape curve and excitement for the lush gravity and the complex balance that make themselves known in his model drawings and in his three-dimensional shapes, making him one of the weightiest sculptors of the female figure in Danish sculpture

 

Henning was educated at the technical school in Copenhagen. (H. Grønvold) 1892-94; in pictures and learn, Copenhagen. (master painter Schübeler) 1895 in Helsingborg and Gothenburg 1896-98; undersigned on Slöjdfören. Sk., Gothenburg winter of 1897-98; drawing and painter school Valand, Gothenburg (Carl Wilhelmson) 1898-99, 1900-02; on Konstnärsförb. School, Sth. (Richard Bergh) autumn 1899; self-taught as a sculptor.

 

Henning did a lot of travelling including Sth. 1880-82, 1899, 1907, 1918, 1925; Copenhagen. 1882-94; Helsingborg 1894-96; Gothenburg 1896-98, 1900-02, 1904; Ernest Thiel's Artist Home, Nail Inge 1900; Italy (Rome, Subiaco, Florence) in 1903; Paris 1904; Vik 1905-09; Copenhagen. 1905, 1908, residing in Copenhagen. 1909; Värmland 1912; Italy in 1920; London 1932.

 

Henning was employed by the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory October 1909-14, 1920-25; msg. of Akad.rådet 1937-38, 1964, 1966; the best. Ny Carlsberg Mouse. scholarship; of Resistance artistic ext. 1945; of the off. Come on. for Exhaust. by then. Art Abroad.”

 

Source: Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon

 

 

 

The Princess on the Pea
The Princess on the Pea
The Princess on the Pea

Artist: Gerhard Henning

Date of Production: 20./22.11.1920

Production Number: 1238

Height: 43 cm

Width: : 26 cm

Depth: 26 cm

Motif: The Princess on the Pea

Remarks: Overglaze

Model from: 1911

Remarks: The piece was awarded the First Class

Medal at the Paris Salon where it was

considered to be one of the finest

pieces of European porcelain of the

times. Although for sure more than 9,

but only few copies were made at all.

Most exclusive bonboniere.

The kiss on the hand
The kiss on the hand
The kiss on the hand
Ali and Peribanu
Ali and Peribanu
The Nightingale
The Nightingale

Artist: Gerhard Henning

Date of Production: 07.08.1929

Production Number: 2409

Height: 30 cm

Width: : 22 cm

Depth: 16 cm

Motif: The Nightingale

Remarks: Overglaze

Model from: 1924

Susanna
Susanna
Reclining Lady
Reclining Lady
Moon Girl
Chinese Couple
Faun and Nymphe
Faun and Nymphe
Fairy Tale I
Fairy Tale I
Fairy Tale II
Fairy Tale II
Fairy Tale III
Fairy Tale III

Artist: Gerhard Henning

Date of Production: 08.05.1976

Production Number: 1664

Height: 20 cm

Width: : 22 cm

Depth: 16 cm

Motif: Fairy Tale III

Remarks: Overglaze

Model from: 1914

Chinese Couple
Chinese Couple
Weeping faun
Weeping faun
Girl bathing
Girl bathing
Girl with the mirror
Girl with the mirror
The Princess on the Pea
The Princess on the Pea
The Princess on the Pea
The kiss on the hand
The kiss on the hand

Artist: Gerhard Henning

Date of Production: 11.04.1962

Production Number: 2109

Height: 37 cm

Width: : 23 cm

Depth: 16.5 cm

Motif: The kiss on the hannd

Remarks: Overglaze

Model from: 1920

Ali and Peribanu
Ali and Peribanu

Artist: Gerhard Henning

Date of Production: 26.11.1956

Production Number: 2274

Height: 22 cm

Width: : 23 cm

Depth: 16 cm

Motif: Ali and Peribanu

Remarks: Overglaze

Model from: 1922

The nightingale
The Nightingale
Susanna

Artist: Gerhard Henning

Date of Production: 12.03.1992

Production Number: 2423

Height: 19 cm

Width: : 19 cm

Depth: 10 cm

Motif: Susanna

Remarks: Overglaze

Model from: 1924

Reclining Lady

Artist: Gerhard Henning

Date of Production: 1957

Production Number: 2417

Height: 21 cm

Width: : 24 cm

Depth: 15 cm

Motif: Venus

Remarks: Overglaze

Model from: 1924

Moon Girl

Artist: Gerhard Henning

Date of Production: 20.11.1930

Production Number: 2413

Height: 30 cm

Width: : 12 cm

Depth: 10 cm

Motif: Moon Girl

Remarks: Overglaze

Model from: 1924

Faun and Nymphe
Faun and Nymphe

Artist: Gerhard Henning

Date of Production: 04.11.1981

Production Number: 1119

Height: 27 cm

Width: : 22 cm

Depth: 16 cm

Motif: Faun and Nymphe

Remarks: Overglaze

Model from: 1909

Fairy Tale I

Artist: Gerhard Henning

Date of Production: 19.03.1956

Production Number: 1476

Height: 22 cm

Width: : 12,5 cm

Depth: 14,5 cm

Motif: Fairy Tale I

Remarks: Overglaze

Model from: 1913

Fairy Tale II

Artist: Gerhard Henning

Date of Production: 19.03.1956

Production Number: 1586

Height: 23 cm

Width: : 16 cm

Depth: 14 cm

Motif: Fairy Tale II

Remarks: Overglaze, fan repaired

Model from: 1913

Fairy Tale III
Fairy Tale III
Chinese Couple
Chinese Couple

Artist: Gerhard Henning

Date of Production: 15.08.1972

Production Number: 2162

Height: 34 cm

Width: : 21 cm

Depth: 14 cm

Motif: Chinese Couple

Remarks: Overglaze

Model from: 1921

Weeping faun
Weeping faun

Artist: Gerhard Henning

Date of Production: 17.10.1960

Production Number: 1188.1 (faun), 1188.2 (stand)

Height: 16 cm

Width: : 12 cm

Depth: 9,5 cm

Motif: Weeping Faun (on stand)

Remarks: Overglaze

Model from: 1910

Girl bathing
Girl bathing

Artist: Gerhard Henning

Date of Production: 25.06.1956

Production Number: 2428

Height: 33.5 cm

Width: : 9 cm

Depth: 9 cm

Motif: Girl Bathing

Remarks: Overglaze

Model from: 1924

Girl with the mirror
Girl with the mirror

Artist: Gerhard Henning

Date of Production: 18.06.1952

Production Number: 1244

Height: 18 cm

Width: : 15 cm

Depth: 10 cm

Motif: Girl with mirror

Remarks: Overglaze, repair to mirror

Model from: 1911

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