Sale: 490 / Art of the 19th Century, Nov. 22. 2019 in Munich Lot 55

 
55
Franz von Stuck
Phryne, Kurz vor 1925.
Bronze
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 17,100
Sold:
€ 75,000 / $ 85.499

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Phryne. Kurz vor 1925.
Bronze with black-brown patina.
Center of bottom of base inscribed "Franz von Stuck" and titled "Phryne" in center of base. 51.8 x 19.3 x 10.9 cm (20.3 x 7.5 x 4.2 in).
Cast by Cosmas Leyrer, München (verso on bottom of base with the foundry mark).This sculpture is one of the few sculptures with a floor plate below the cubical base.

PROVENANCE: Mary Stuck, the artisr's daughter.
Wedding gift to her niece in 1928.
Ever since in possession of the family.

EXHIBITION: Selection:
Münchner Kunstausstellung im Glaspalast, Munich 1925, cat. no. 2433 (presumably different copy).
Große Berliner Kunstausstellung in Lehrter Bahnhof, Berlin 1925, cat. no. 990 (presumably different copy).
La XV Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte della Città di Venezia, Venice 1926, no. 1155 (our copy, inside of base with exhibition label and a custom's label).
Franz von Stuck, Maler - Graphiker - Bildhauer - Architekt, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich 1982, cat. no. 142 (m. Abb., presumably different copy).
Spiel und Sinnlichkeit, Franz von Stuck 1863-1928, Mittelrhein-Museum, Koblenz 1998, cat. no. 63 (with illu., presumably different copy).
Sünde und Secession. Franz von Stuck in Wien, Unteres Belvedere, Vienna, July to October 2016, p. 292 (with illu., presumably different copy).

LITERATURE: Angela Heilmann, Die Plastik Franz von Stucks, Munich 1985, no. 10.
Ex. cat. Franz von Stuck. Gemälde, Zeichnung, Plastik aus Privatbesitz, Museum Moderner Kunst, Passau 1993/94, illu. 79 (different copy).
Ausst.-Kat. Franz von Stuck. 1863-1928. Eros und Pathos, Van Gogh Museum, Amesterdam, September 1995 - January 1996, cat. no. 59.
Claudia Gross-Roath, Das Frauenbild bei Franz von Stuck, Weimar 1999, p. 277 (no illu.)
Thomas Raff, Die Kraft des Mannes und die weiche Schmiegsamkeit des Weibes. Franz von Stuck: Das plastische Werk, 2011, p. 72, illu. 63.

55
Franz von Stuck
Phryne, Kurz vor 1925.
Bronze
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 17,100
Sold:
€ 75,000 / $ 85.499

(incl. 25% surcharge)