Beautiful double bust of Karlx Marx and Lenin. This bust is duplicated and reproduced very much (even now) but this is original. It is made in the 60’s and got a signature of the maker, N. Tomsky, on the back.
Nikolai Tomsky (1900-1984) was a much decorated well know sculptor. The sculptor first came to attention with his memorial to Sergey Kirov, a heroic bronze with friezes around the base, for which he won the 1941 Stalin Prize.
Thereafter his career developed in an official direction; he would be eventually tasked to re-design Lenin’s own sarcophagus, produce Stalin’s bust at Stalin’s grave, and produce at least five major statues of Lenin throughout the Soviet Union. His distinctive red-granite Lenin stood in the Leninplatz of East Berlin from 1970 to 1992.