1 March 2006
Georg Kolbe (1877-1947)
Ruf der Erde
signed with monogram, inscribed with foundry mark and numbered 'GK H. NOACK BERLIN 6' (on the underside of the hand)
bronze with black patina
Height: 9 in. (22.9 cm.)
Conceived in 1925; this bronze version cast at a later date
Swetzoff Gallery, Boston.
Leo Bakalar, Boston (acquired from the above, 2 February 1963).
By descent from the above to the present owner.
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U. Berger, Georg Kolbe--Leben und Werk, Berlin, 1990, p. 333, no. 139 (another cast illustrated).
Dr. Ursel Berger has confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.
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