• Impressionist and Modern Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2828

    Impressionist and Modern Art

    17 November 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 58

    August Gaul (1869-1921)

    Laufende Bären: two walking bears

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    August Gaul (1869-1921)
    Laufende Bären: two walking bears
    signed 'A. Gaul' and numbered 'VIII' (on the side of the bronze base)
    bronze with a dark-brown patina
    16 cm. high (excl. marble base)
    Conceived in 1915.


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    Provenance

    Mrs. Hildegard and Mr. Kurt Kirchbach, Dresden, thence by descent to the present owners.


    Literature

    A. Walther, Der Bildhauer August Gaul, Leipzig 1961, cat.no. 57.
    A. Walther, August Gaul, Leipzig 1973, ill.no. 27 (ill. of another cast).
    Josephine Gabler, August Gaul Das Werkverzeichnis der Skulpturen, Berlin 2007, cat.no. 218, p. 205 (ill. of another cast).