Georg Kolbe (1877-1947)
signed with initials 'GK' (on the base) and with foundry mark 'H. Noack/Berlin Friedenau' (on the side of the base)
bronze with a brown patina
41.5 cm. high
Conceived in 1925 and cast in an edition of circa 23 lifetime casts.
Mr. H. Nijgh, The Hague, 1933, thence by descent to the present owner.
R. Scheibe, Georg Kolbe 100 Lichtdrucktafeln, Marburg 1931, fig. 42B (illustration of another cast)
K. Postma, Verzameling H. Nijgh, 1933, inv.no. 215.
I. Beucker, Georg Kolbe auf Wegen der Kunst, Schriften, Skizzen, Plastiken, Berlin 1949, p. 102 (illustration of another cast)
U. Berger, Georg Kolbe-Leben und Werk, Berlin 1990, cat.no. 84, pp.286-287 (illustration of another cast).
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The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Dr. Ursel Berger after firsthand examination.
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