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Lot 240: Ernst Barlach, Lesende Mönche II (Die Buchleser), 1921

Modern Art

by Lempertz

December 2, 2016

Cologne, Germany

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Description: Signed 'E. Barlach' on the right-hand side of the robe's hem.Foundry Hermann Noack, Berlin. Unstamped cast from an edition of 20 unnumbered casts.We would like to thank Elisabeth Laur, Hamburg, for additional information.

Condition Report: Brown patina. The marble base slightly bumped on the corners.

Notes: VAT: Margin scheme

Provenance: Private collection, Rhineland

Dimensions: Height 14.2 cm

Artist or Maker: Ernst Barlach

Exhibited: i.a.: Berlin/Düsseldorf 1930 (Galerie Flechtheim), cat. no. 14; Hanover 1931 (Kestner Gesellschaft), cat. p. 2; Hamburg 1948 (Galerie Rudolf Hoffmann), cat. no. 11; Düsseldorf 1951 (Galerie Alex Vömel), cat. no. 17

Literature: Friedrich Droß (ed.), Ernst Barlach, Die Briefe II (1925-1938), Munich 1969, p. 835, no. 996; Carl Dietrich Carls, Ernst Barlach. Das plastische, graphische und dichterische Werk, 5th edition Flensburg/Hamburg 1950, p. 58; Gert von der Osten, Bildwerke in der Landesgalerie Hanover, Hanover 1957, no. 439; Hans-Werner Schmidt u. Peter Thurmann (ed.), Ernst Barlach, Mehr als Ich, exhib. Kunsthalle Kiel, Bielefeld 1998, p. 84

Medium: Bronze sculpture Mounted to marble base (15 x 10 x 3.5 cm)

Date: 1921

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