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    Sale 7600

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    25 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 461

    Christoph Voll (German, 1897-1939)

    Der blinde Bettler

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Christoph Voll (German, 1897-1939)
    Der blinde Bettler
    signed 'C.Voll' (on the top of the base)
    oakwood
    Height: 14 1/8 in. (36 cm.)
    Executed circa 1923-1924


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    Provenance

    The artist's estate (no. 103).
    Karen Voll, by 1984.
    Prof. Dietrich Schubert, Heidelberg.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner on 31 December 1997.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE HOH COLLECTION


    Literature

    O. Schürer, 'Neue Arbeiten des Bildhauers Voll', in Kunstblatt, no. 13, 1929, p. 262.
    W. Weber, Der Bildhauer Christoph Voll, Munich/Milan, 1975 (illustrated fig. 7).
    G. Reising & W. Rössling, 'Christoph Voll, ein Bildhauer zwischen Revolte und Reaktion', in Jahrbuch der Staatlichen Kunstsammlung Baden-Württemberg, vol. 22, 1985, no. 112.
    A.M. Kassay-Friedländer, Der Bildhauer Christoph Voll 1897 - 1939, Worms, 1994, no. 33 (illustrated fig. 45).
    D. Schubert, 'Ein Tolstoi der Holzskulptur. Christoph Voll zum 100. Geburtstag', in Jahrbuch der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden, vol. 27, Dresden, 1996 (illustrated fig. 5).
    D. Schubert, 'Holzbildwerke von Christoph Voll', in Anzeiger des Germanischen Nationalmuseums, Nuremberg, 2006, pp. 173, 184-185 (illustrated p. 184, fig. 16).


    Exhibited

    Genoa, Galleria d'Arte San Marco dei Giustiniani, Christoph Voll, 1975.
    Los Angeles, County Museum of Art, German Expressionist Sculpture, 1983 - 1984, no. 45; this exhibition later travelled to Washington D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Cologne, Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle.
    Altenburg, Lindenau-Museum, Internationale Sprachen der Kunst: Gemälde, Zeichnungen und Skulpturen der Klassischen Moderne aus der Sammlung Hoh, August - October 1998, no. 83 (illustrated p. 223); this exhibition later travelled to Osnabrück, Kulturgeschichtliches Museum Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall and Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum.
    Bremen, Gerhard-Marcks-Haus, Christoph Voll, Skulptur zwischen Expressionismus und Realismus, 2007 (illustrated p. 11).