Lot 699: RUDOLF ALEXANDER AGRICOLA, Hemdenmatz I, 1957


May 25, 2013, 11:30 AM CET
Cologne, Germany
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Description: Bronze. Height 34.5 cm. On cast-with plinth (1.3 x 6.5 x 9.3 cm). Monogrammed 'A' (in a circle) back left of plinth. Probably one of very few exemplars (the catalogue raisonné from 1971 lists only one exemplar belonging to the artist himself). - Inscribed "Inv No. 9." in black underside of figure. - Even, dark brown patina, some lighter areas and with reddish tinge. Guenther 132ProvenanceFormerly collection Rudolf A. AgricolaLiteratureKnut Guenther (ed.), R.A. Agricola, Darmstadt, 1971, no. 132 with illus. 61Agricola was, for a few months, a student of Gerhard Marcks at the Burg Giebichenstein Halle and was recommended by Marcks himself to Richard Scheibe in Frankfurt. In the 1950s a formal influence of Gerhard Marcks is noticeable in his art.
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