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    Sale 7702

    Impressionist/Modern, Day Sale

    5 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 434

    Rudolf Belling (German, 1886-1972)

    Gruppe Natur

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Rudolf Belling (German, 1886-1972)
    Gruppe Natur
    signed and dated 'R.Belling 18' (on the right of the base)
    painted plaster
    Height: 29¾ in. (75.5 cm.)
    Conceived in 1918


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    Elisabeth Weber-Belling has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

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    Provenance

    Wilhelm Peters, Berlin.
    Anonymous sale, Villa Grisebach, Berlin, 27 November 1998, lot 42.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE HOH COLLECTION


    Literature

    'Rudolf Belling', in Das Kunstblatt, IV, no. 12, 1920, p. 376.
    'Illustrierte Rundschau', in Velhagen & Klasings Monatshefte, no. 39, vol. I, 1924/1925, p. 236 (illustrated).
    I. Skiebe, 'Rudolf Belling, Schöpfer "raumhaltiger" Skulpturen', in Weltkunst, no. 3, March 2003, p. 382 (illustrated pl. 2).
    H.D. Hofmann, Rudolf Belling, Werkverzeichnis, Das plastische Werk, Munich, 1967, no. 12 (illustrated p. 21).
    A. Beloubek-Hammer, Die schönen Gestalten der besseren Zukunft, Cologne, 2007, p. 430 (another cast illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Galerie Alice Frank, Berlin, no. 1105.
    Berlin, Nationalgalerie, 2. Ausstellung Deutscher nachimpressionistischer Kunst aus Berliner Privatbesitz, 1928, no. 24.