Falke. 1956. Bronze with dark brown patina. Rudloff 649. Underside with artist's signet, number and foundry mark "Guss Barth Berlin". From an edition of 10 copies. Height: 19.7 cm (7.7 in). Just as it is the case with Gerhard Marck's earliest bronze from 1907, this work also shows a hawk. [EL]. This is the first time in 30 years that a copy of this work is offered on the auction market.
PROVENANCE: Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (obtained directly from the artist, since in possession of the family).
EXHIBITION: (in selection, each presumably different copy) Gerhard Marcks. Paintings, Watercolors, Sculpture, Otto Gerson Gallery, New York 1958, cat. no. 4. A Comprehensive Exhibition of Bronze Sculpture by Gerhard Marcks, Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York 1967, cat. no. 53. Gerhard Marcks - Werke der Kölner Jahre 1950 bis 1969, Kunstverein Köln 1969, cat. no.30. Gerhard Marcks, Galerie Vömel, 1974, no. 18. Bildhauer aus drei Generationen, Galerie Brumme, Mainz 1975, cat. no. 60.