17 November 2016
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF HARRIET AND JEROME ZIMMERMAN
Kathe Kollwitz (1867-1945)
Turm der Mütter
signed and stamped with foundry mark 'Kollwitz H. NOACK BERLIN' (on the back of the base)
bronze with brown patina
Height: 11 in. (28 cm.)
Conceived in 1937-1938; this bronze version cast by 1970
Anon. sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, 10 December 1982, lot 54.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owners.
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Ms. Annette Seeler, Berlin, author of the recently published catalogue raisonné of Kollwitz' sculptures, has confirmed from photographs and other significant material that this bronze is an authorized posthumous cast.
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