Lot 381
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GEORG KOLBE | Bewegungsskizze, kleiner Ruf der Erde (Motion Sketch, Small Call of the Earth)

Estimate
30,000 - 50,000 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • Georg Kolbe
  • Bewegungsskizze, kleiner Ruf der Erde (Motion Sketch, Small Call of the Earth)
  • inscribed GK, numbered 8 and stamped with the foundry mark H. Noack, Berlin
  • bronze
  • length: 28cm., 11in.
  • Conceived in 1925 and cast in bronze after 1939 by the Hans Noack Foundry, Berlin in an edition of over 25. The present work is a study for the larger sculpture Ruf der Erde executed in 1932.

Provenance

Jacob Weintraub Gallery, New York
Private Collection, Switzerland (acquired from the above; sale: Sotheby's, London, June 27, 2001, lot 188)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Literature

Richard Biedrzynski, "Der Bildhauer George Kolbe" in Rundschau, Frankfurt, 1925, no. 43, illustration of another cast p. 5
Der Kunstwart, Munich, May 1927, n.n., illustration of another cast n.p.
Ursel Berger, Georg Kolbe, Leben und Werk, Berlin, 1990, no. 75, illustration of another cast. pp. 279-80

Condition

Dark brown patina. There are some small spots of patina rubbing to the underside of the figure's feet, right hand and knee, and some very minor spots of verdigris to the figure's left knee and foot. There is some dust in the crevices. This work could benefit from a light clean and is in overall good condition.
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