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    Sale 7600

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    25 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 588

    Wilhelm Lehmbruck (1881-1919)

    Kleine Sinnende

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    Wilhelm Lehmbruck (1881-1919)
    Kleine Sinnende
    signed 'W.LEHMBRUCK' (at the front of the base); signed 'LEHMBRUCK' (at the back)
    painted plaster
    Height: 20 in. (50.8 cm.)
    Conceived in 1911; this plaster version cast at a later date, probably during the artist's lifetime

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    Otto Homburger, Karlsruhe, by circa 1920, and thence by descent to the present owner.

    Saleroom Notice

    Prof. Dr Schubert has confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.
    Please note that according to his written authentication, this work is most probably a lifetime cast and the medium is terracotta and not as stated in the catalogue.


    A. Hoff, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Life and Work, Berlin, 1961, p. 158 (the bronze version illustrated p. 73).
    Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Sammlung, vol. I, Plastik - Malerei, Duisburg, 1964 (another plaster version illustrated p. 51).
    R. Heller, The Art of of Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Washington, 1972, no. 19 (the bronze version illustrated).
    Wilhelm Lehmbruck, 1881-1919, Edinburgh, 1979, no. 8 (another plaster version illustrated).
    D. Schubert, Die Kunst Lehmbrucks, Dresden, 1990, p. 129 (other plaster and terracotta versions illustrated pl. IV).