KÄTHE KOLLWITZ (1867-1945)
KÄTHE KOLLWITZ (1867-1945)
KÄTHE KOLLWITZ (1867-1945)
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KÄTHE KOLLWITZ (1867-1945)

Pietà

Details
KÄTHE KOLLWITZ (1867-1945)
Pietà
signed and stamped with foundry mark ‘Kollwitz. H. NOACK BERLIN FRIEDENAU’ (on the back)
bronze with dark brown patina
Height: 15 1/4 in. (38.6 cm.)
Conceived in 1937-1939; this bronze version cast circa 1958
Provenance
Lafayette Parke Gallery, New York and San Francisco.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, May 1993.
Literature
A. von Heilborn, Käthe Kollwitz, Berlin, 1949, p. 92 (another cast illustrated, p. 87).
G. Strauss, Käthe Kollwitz, Dresden, 1950, p. 159 (detail of another cast illustrated).
A. Seeler, Käthe Kollwitz, Die Plastik Werkverzeichnis, Onlinekatalog, Cologne, 2019, p. 173, no. 37.II.B.3. (another cast illustrated in color, p. 166).
Exhibited
Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art; San Francisco Museum of Art; Cincinnati Art Museum and Contemporary Arts Center; Baltimore Museum of Art and Buffalo, Albright Art Gallery, Expressionism 1900-1955, 1956, no. 987.56.
Post lot text
Dr. Annette Seeler, author of the catalogue raisonné of sculpture for Käthe Kollwitz, confirms that she has verified the present edition of the model Pietà on the basis of photographs and other documents in comparison with her own materials and considers it, also according to current knowledge, to be an authorized cast.
Sale room notice
Please note that this bronze was cast circa 1958.

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