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    Sale 2814

    Nineteen to Now - 'Art from the 19th, 20th & 21st centuries'

    10 March 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 106

    Mari Andriessen (DUTCH, 1897-1979)

    The three sisters (after Tchechov)

    Price Realised  

    Mari Andriessen (DUTCH, 1897-1979)
    The three sisters (after Tchechov)
    signed with monogram (on the terracotta base)
    terracotta
    29 cm. high (incl. the terracotta base)
    Conceived in 1951, this piece is unique.


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    The final version of the present lot used to decorate the grave of Peter Sjarov in Rome, Italy, but was stolen.

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    Provenance

    Acquired from the artist by the late owner, thence by descent.


    Literature

    L. Tilanus, De beeldhouwer Mari Andriessen, Weesp 1984, p. 137 (a slightly different bronze version), p. 155, no. 83 and p. 157, no. 280 (the limestone version)