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    Sale 2165

    Impressionist and Modern Day Sale

    7 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 240

    Georg Kolbe (1877-1947)

    Porträt Marianne Farenholtz

    Price Realised  


    Georg Kolbe (1877-1947)
    Porträt Marianne Farenholtz
    signed with monogram (on the top of the base); stamped with foundry mark 'H.NOACK BERLIN FRIEDENAU' (on the left side of the base)
    bronze with golden brown patina
    Height: 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm.)
    Conceived in 1930; this bronze version cast by 1932

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    Dr. Ursul Berger has confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.

    Marianne Farenholtz (1896-1990) was married to Wilhelm Farenholtz, a well known commodity trader from Magdeburg, Germany. The couple were eclectic in their artistic interests; as well as collecting modern art, they also patronized writers such as Stefan George and were avid supporters of the Friedrich Hölderlin Society. Marianne and Wilhelm were close friends with the artists Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Erich Heckel, Emil Nolde, and Georg Kolbe, who executed the present bust of Marianne in 1930.


    Anon. sale, Christie's, London, 19 June 2007, lot 424.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Copenhagen, Deutsche Kunstausstellung, 1932.