Sitzende Alte. 1933. Bronze with brown patina. Laur 540. With artist's name and date in lower left on base. Verso of plinth with number and foundry mark "H. Noack, Berlin". From an edition of 8 copies. 82.3 x 31 x 45 cm (32.4 x 12.2 x 17.7 in). Posthumous cast from ca. 1985/ 1986. This is the first time that a copy of this bronze is offered on the international auction market (source: artnet.com).
PROVENANCE: Private collection Hamburg.
EXHIBITION: Other copies are in possession ofpublic collectiond: Ernst Barlach Stiftung, Güstrow. Stiftung Schleswig Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig. Exhibitions: Ernst Barlach. Deutsche Akademie der Künste, Berlin December 1951 - February 1952, cat. no. 68 with illu. o p. 157. Ernst Barlach. Denkzeichen, Kloster zum Heiligen Kreuz Rostock, Akademie der Künste der DDR and Kulturhistorisches Museum Rostock, 24 October 1988 - 8 January 1989, cat. no. 75 with illu. on p. 170. Ernst Barlach. Bildhauer der Moderne. Istanbul/Ankara, Tophane-i Amire Kültür ve Sanat Merkezi/Museum for Anatolian Civilization in cooperation with the Goethe institutes of both cities, 17 March - 30 April 2006 and 9 May - 4 June 2006, cat. no. I-431, pp. 152f. with color illu.
LITERATURE: Bert Brecht, Notizen zur Barlach Ausstellung, in: Sinn und Form, 4th year, 1952, 1st issue, p. 185.