Vornübergebeugter Akt. 1906. Sculpture . Sandstone. Unique object. 72 x 55 x 34 cm (28.3 x 21.6 x 13.3 in).
Unique object, which had been considered lost for a long time. This work was amde at a very early point Kolbe's sculptural creation and presumably one of two works the artist made during a stay in Florence on a Villa Romana scholarship . With an expertise issued by Dr. Ursel Berger, Berlin, on October 29, 2018.
PROVENANCE: Collection Paul and Herta Rohs, Radevormwald. Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (inherited).
EXHIBITION: 11th exhibition of Berliner Secession, Berlin 1906, no. 321, p. 33 (no illu.).
"..I struggled with painting - a torturous time! Until the painter gave up - I modeled a figure - I was to be a sculptor. My childhood dream came true." Georg Kolbe 1931, quote after: Ursel Berger, Georg Kolbe, Leben und Werk, Berlin, 1990, p. 23