London, South Kensington
20 September 2000
'BAT-WING GIRL' A PATINATED AND COLD-PAINTED BRONZE FIGURE
CAST FROM A MODEL BY OTTO POERTZEL, CIRCA 1920
the young woman in bat-wing dress, cold-painted with metallic pink and with pink paste roundels, standing with arms outstretched, signed in the bronze Prof.Poertzel
241/2in. (62.3cm.) high
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C.f. Harold Berman, Bronzes, Sculptors & Founders 1800-1930, vol.2, p.434.
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