10 March 2009
Mari Andriessen (DUTCH, 1897-1979)
The three sisters (after Tchechov)
signed with monogram (on the terracotta base)
29 cm. high (incl. the terracotta base)
Conceived in 1951, this piece is unique.
Acquired from the artist by the late owner, thence by descent.
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L. Tilanus, De beeldhouwer Mari Andriessen, Weesp 1984, p. 137 (a slightly different bronze version), p. 155, no. 83 and p. 157, no. 280 (the limestone version)
The final version of the present lot used to decorate the grave of Peter Sjarov in Rome, Italy, but was stolen.
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