Portrait Bust of CSA General Robert E. Lee - This is a plaster, molded composition, with an antique bronze painted surface, on a black base. Created by Alva Studio, Inc., the company was operated by Alfred Wolkenberg, who was born in Vienna in 1911 and immigrated to the US in 1939. In 1948 he founded Alva Studios of Long Island City, NY. He had many artists and designers who were commissioned to produce reproductions of priceless ancient jewelry and sculpture. The pieces were marked Alva Museum Replicas and sold at famous museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art ( MMA ), Smithsonian Institute
(SI ), The Louvre, The Art Institute of Chicago, etc.
This piece is marked " 1 1958 Alva" on his right shoulder, and the dimensions are 13" tall, 8" wide. Overall, this bust is in excellent cosmetic condition.
Inventory Number: SCU 004