Sale: 522 / Modern Art II, Dec. 11. 2021 in Munich Lot 411

 

411
Fritz Klimsch
Die Schlangenbändigerin, Wohl 1898.
zinc cast with balck-brown patina
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 60,000
Sold:
€ 137,500 / $ 137.500

(incl. surcharge)
Die Schlangenbändigerin. Wohl 1898.
zinc cast with balck-brown patina.
Cf. Braun 11 (there with single-head serpent). With the name on the base. One of to date three known zinc casts. Height of figure incl. serpent: 140 cm (55.1 in). Height incl. base: 144,5 cm (56,8 in).
Cast by art foundry Noack, Berlin.
• Lifetime cast.
• To date only two copies have been offered on the international auction market (source: artprice.com).
• "Die Schlangenbändigerin" (The Snake Charmer) is one of the artist's earliest works.
• A clear reminiscence of antiquity, for both expression and subject
.

PROVENANCE: Private collection.
Private collection Rhineland-Palatinate.

EXHIBITION: Große Berliner Kunst-Ausstellung, Berlin, 1898, cat. no. 1381 (different copy).
Die Bildhauer August Gaul und Fritz Klimsch, Museum Giersch, Frankfurt, Ocotber 3, 2010 - January 30, 2011 (different copy).

LITERATURE: The Studio. An illustrated Magazine of Fine and Applied Art, London 1900, vol. Twenty. Studio Talk, p. 58 with illu. (figure with single-head serpent).




411
Fritz Klimsch
Die Schlangenbändigerin, Wohl 1898.
zinc cast with balck-brown patina
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 60,000
Sold:
€ 137,500 / $ 137.500

(incl. surcharge)