Hermes by Emil Wolff

Hermes by Emil Wolff

Several works by Emil Wolff are on display. His Hermes (1824) is a restoration of a sculpture from antiquity โ€” something that was a helpful earner for artists trying to make a living in 18th and 19th century Italy. Of his own marbles, Der Winter (Winter), 1845, is probably the most popular sculpture in the exhibition. It is a boy dressed in a lion skin cloak leaning on a club โ€” two attributes of Hercules โ€” but as an allegory of winter. Winter was already a best-seller in Wolffโ€™s lifetime and sold either as solo sculpture or as set with all four seasons.