Secessionist Medals

Secessionist Artists - 1905 through 1913 => Maximilan Dasio => Topic started by: Rabenauge on April 12, 2020, 07:24:10 AM

Title: Leo Samberger
Post by: Rabenauge on April 12, 2020, 07:24:10 AM

Maximilian Dasio.  1908. 

・PICTOR・MONACHENSIS  - - ・LEO・SAMBERGER (Munich painter Leo Samberger).  Cast bronze, brown patina, 67.64 mm, 155.45 g.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine).

Obverse: High-relief profile head and bare neck portrait to right dominating center field; title legend Roman capitals encircling edge divided as indicated by image; pearled and lined border beneath letters, also broken by image. 

Reverse: Robed, haloed, bearded profile St Luke to left, seated on bench at desk easel, painting with right hand, holding palette with left, water jug behind desk at left; artist's signature MAXIM / DAƧIO OP / A・D・MC / ・MVIII・ (AD 1908) on side of desk; entire edge encircled by small-leaved wreath.

Cf: Salaschek, Sunhild.  1980.  Katalog der Medaillen und Plaketten des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts im französischen und deutschen Sprachraum in der Hamburger Kunsthalle, I (text): p. 83: no. 328; II (Studien und Tafeln): pl. 24.

Cf: Weber, Ingrid S.  1985.  Maximilian Dasio 1864 - 1954: Münchner Maler Medailleur und Ministerialrat.  Staatliche Münzsammlung München, p. 42: no. 28.

Cf: Heidemann, Martin.  1998.  Medaillenkunst in Deutschland von 1895 bis 1914. Die Kunstmedaille in Deutschland, Band 8, p. 192: no. 433.

Leo Samberger (1861 - 1949), honorary member of the Münchner Akademie der Bildenden Künste (Munich Academy of Visual Arts), was known for portraits and historical scenes in a naturalistic, post-Impressionist style.  Dasio made several medals to honor him, including one to memorialize his engagement (Weber, pp. 41-42, and 91-92).