Lot 332
  • 332

Wilhelm Lehmbruck

Estimate
30,000 - 40,000 GBP
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Description

  • Wilhelm Lehmbruck
  • Kleine Sinnende (Small meditative woman)
  • inscribed Lehmbruck
  • terracotta
  • height: 51.8cm., 20⅜in.

Provenance

Lilienfeld Galleries, New York (acquired in 1912)
Private Collection, Germany (acquired from the above in October 1959)
Thence by descent to the present owner

Exhibited

Cologne, Sonderbund westdeutscher Kunstfreunde, Internationale Ausstellung, 1912

Literature

Dietrich Schubert, Die Kunst Lehmbrucks, Dresden, 1990, illustration of the plaster and another terracotta example p. 128
Margarita C. Lahusen, Wilhelm Lehmbruck. Gemälde und großformatige Zeichnungen, Munich, 1997, no. 99, illustration of the plaster p. 96
Dietrich Schubert, Wilhelm Lehmbruck. Catalogue raisonné der Skulpturen 1898-1919, Worms, 2001, no. 55A
Wilhelm Lehmbruck 1881-1919 (exhibition catalogue), Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, 2005-06, no. 47, illustrations of the bronzes and the plaster p. 126

Condition

The terracotta is glazed. There are minor abrasions and surface scratches scattered across the surface of the work and there is a crack which runs around the figure just below the waste, possibly the site of a previous repair. There is dirt and dust in the crevices, and this excepting the work is in fairly good condition.
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