Georg Kolbe (1877-1947)
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF LUCILLE ELLIS SIMON
Georg Kolbe (1877-1947)

Tänzerin

Details
Georg Kolbe (1877-1947)
Tänzerin
signed with initials 'GK' (on the top of the base); stamped with foundery mark 'H NOACK BERLIN' (on the back of the base)
bronze with brown patina
Height: 27 1/8 in. (69 cm.)
Conceived in 1922; this bronze version cast at a later date
Literature
U. Berger, Georg Kolbe--Leben und Werk, Berlin, 1990, pp. 254-257, no. 47 (other versions illustrated).

Lot Essay

Prior to World War I, Kolbe created sketches for numerous fountain projects that were never completed. Tännzerinnen-Brunnen (coll. Georg-Kolbe-Museum, Berlin), however, was fully realized. In 1922, Kolbe created a plaster model of a dancer for an exhibition that was held during the spring of that year at the Academy in Berlin. It is assumed that Kolbe received two commissions as a result of the exhibition. One for a free standing bronze version of the dancer, Tännzerinnen, of which the present sculpture is a later cast. And another for a bronze of the dancer attached to a fountain, Tännzerinnen-Brunnen. Since the various elements of the fountain were completed at different times, the overall composition is a testament to Kolbe's evolving creative and stylistic development.
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