Sale: 502 / Modern Art II, July 18. 2020 in Munich Lot 352

 
352
Georg Kolbe
Statuette, 1925.
Bronze with golden brown patina
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 34,800
Sold:
€ 78,750 / $ 91.350

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Statuette. 1925.
Bronze with golden brown patina.
Berger 84. Verso of base monogrammed and with the foundry mark "H.Noack Berlin". presumably one of at least 23 lifetime casts made between 1925 and 1940. Height: 41.7 cm (16.4 in).

• Unusual expressive pose
• One of the artist‘s most popular sculptures
• Lifetime cast
.

Accompanied by an expertise issued by Dr. Ursel Berger, Berlin, on June 21, 2020.

PROVENANCE: Collection Paul and Herta Rohs, Radevormwald.
Ever since family-owned.

LITERATURE: (each presumably different copy)
Georg Kolbe. 100 Lichtdrucktafeln. Mit einem Begleitwort von Georg Kolbe und einer Einführung von Richard Scheibe, Marburg 1931, plate 42 b.
Ludwig Justi, Georg Kolbe, Berlin 1931, illu. 23.

Essay
The "Statuette", also known as "Stehende Frau" (Standing Female Figure) or "Herabsteigende" (Descending Female Figure) is one of the few standing figures in an oeuvre dominated by the motifs of kneeling and crouching figures. Shown at Galerie cassirer Berlin in 1925, the year it was made, the "Statuette" with its fascinating twisted posture soon became one of Kolbe's most popular small plastics. Head, torso and right foot are in a S-shaped swing to which the supporting leg and the arm posture add a balancing harmony and stability. [SM]
352
Georg Kolbe
Statuette, 1925.
Bronze with golden brown patina
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 34,800
Sold:
€ 78,750 / $ 91.350

(incl. 25% surcharge)