Sale: 415 / Modern Art, June 06. 2014 in Munich Lot 310

 

310
Käthe Kollwitz
Turm der Mütter, 1937/38.
Bronze
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 46,400
Sold:
€ 152,500 / $ 176.900

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Turm der Mütter. 1937/38.
Bronze with dark brown patina.
Timm 55. At side and in lower right of base with name and foundry mark "H. NOACK BERLIN FRIEDENAU". 28,7 x 27 x 29,9 cm (11,2 x 10,6 x 11,7 in).
This bronze presumably is one of the copies made during the artist's lifetime, see receipt and respective correspondence to Hans Kollwitz from 4. September 1941: "Noack send me invoice for cast of small group 'Turm der Frauen'..(transl. of quote after: Martin Fritsch (publisher)/Annette Seeler, Käthe Kollwitz. Zeichnung, Grafik, Plastik. Inventory catalog of Käthe Kollwitz Museum Berlin, Leipzig 1999, p. 350). [KD].
Thoroughly made early cast with rich nuances, presumbaly made during the artist's lifetime.
Accompanied by written confirmation of payment from 29 May, 1940, to Käthe Kollwitz (in copy).
We are grateful to Annette Seeler, Berlin, for her expert advice. She compiled the catalog raisonné of plastics on behalf of the Käthe Kollwitz Museum in Cologne.

PROVENANCE: Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (acquired directly from artist in 1940).
Private collection Baden-Württemberg (since acquisition in family possession).

EXHIBITION: Käthe Kollwitz, Deutsche Akademie der Künste, Berlin, 8 March - 29 April, 1951, cat. no. 187.
Käthe Kollwitz. Das plastische Werk, Galerie Alex Vömel, Düsseldorf, 22 April - 31 may, 1955, cat. no. 5 with illu.
Käthe Kollwitz zum 100. Geburtstag. Graphik, Handzeichnungen, Plastik, Galerie Pels-Leusden, Berlin 1967, cat. no. 125, no illu.
Käthe Kollwitz. Gedenkausstellung zum 100. Geburtstag, Sammlung Lotar Neumann Gingins/VD. Städtische Kunstkammer zum Strauhof, Zurich 13 June - 2 July, 1967, Plastiken, cat. no. 6, no illu.
Käthe Kollwitz. 1867-1945, Akademie der Künste mit den Staatlichen Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin 10 December, 1967 - 7 January, 1968, cat. no. 227, no illu.
Die Bronze-Skulpturen von Käthe Kollwitz, Galerie Vömel, Düsseldorf, no date (1973), p. 9 with illu.
Käthe Kollwitz. Pastelle, Zeichnungen, Graphiken und Plastiken aus vier bedeutenden Sammlungen und eigenem Besitz, Galerie Pels-Leusden, Berlin 3 July - 7 October, 1978, cat. no. 148, no illu.
Käthe Kollwitz. Zeichnungen, Druckgraphik, Skulpturen aus dem Bestand der Galerie Pels-Leusden, Berlin und anderer Sammlungen, Jahrhunderthalle Hoechst, 17 February - 28 March, 1985, cat. no. 130, with illu.
Käthe Kollwitz. Zeichnungen, Graphiken, Skulpturen, Galerie Pels-Leusden, Berlin 10 Sepetmeber - 10 November, 1990, cat. no. 80, with illu.
Each different copy.

LITERATURE: Jutta Bohnke-Kollwitz (publisher), Käthe Kollwitz. Die Tagebücher 1908-1943, Berlin/München 1999, p. 693, with illu on p. 694.
Gerhard Kolberg, Käthe Kollwitz - Die Bildhauerin, in: Kölner Museums Bulletin, Sonderheft 1-2/1991, Käthe Kollwitz Museum, Cologne, p. 55 with color illu. on p. 54.
Martin Fritsch (publisher)/Annette Seeler, inventory catalog of Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum Berlin, Leipzig 1999, cat. no. 168 with color illu. on p. 351.




310
Käthe Kollwitz
Turm der Mütter, 1937/38.
Bronze
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 46,400
Sold:
€ 152,500 / $ 176.900

(incl. 22% surcharge)