24 June 2015
Georg Kolbe (1877-1947)
Kniende I - Nereide
signed with the initials ‘GK’ (on the left foot) and stamped with the foundry mark ‘H. NOACK BERLIN FRIEDENAU’ (on the right foot)
bronze with red-brown patina
Height: 12 in. (30.6 cm.)
Conceived in 1922, this work is one of twenty-five examples cast between May 1923 and early 1924, and one of only three known examples with this foundry mark
Private collection, Frankfurt, since the 1930s, and thence by descent.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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U. Berger, Georg Kolbe, Leben und Werk, Berlin, 1990, p. 268.
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