GEORG KOLBE (1877-1947)
GEORG KOLBE (1877-1947)
GEORG KOLBE (1877-1947)
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GEORG KOLBE (1877-1947)


GEORG KOLBE (1877-1947)
bears monogram (on the underside of the left foot)
bronze with brown patina
Height: 15 ¾ in. (40 cm.)
Conceived in 1921 and cast circa 1921-1922 by the Noack Foundry, Berlin, in an edition of twelve
Fine Arts Associates (Otto M. Gerson), New York.
Private collection, Detroit, by whom acquired from the above, circa 1955, and thence by descent to the late owner.
W. R. Valentiner, Georg Kolbe: Plastik und Zeichnung, Munich, 1922, p. 48, 50 (another cast illustrated, pl. 48-49).
G. Kolbe, "Belgeit-Wort", in Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration, vol. 53, October 1923 - March 1924, p. 198.
L. Justi, Georg Kolbe, Berlin, 1931, no. 10, p. 15 (another cast illustrated, pl. 10).
R. G. Binding, Vom Leben der Plastik, Inhalt und Schönheit des Werkes von Georg Kolbe, Berlin, 1933, p. 27 (another cast illustrated).
New York, Fine Arts Associates (Otto M. Gerson), Rodin to Matisse, October - November 1955, no. 15 (illustrated; titled 'Grief').
Special notice
This lot has been imported from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice.
Further details
Dr. Ursel Berger has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

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