Kriechendes Kind (Gustav Wilhelm Lehmbruck), Around 1910.
Bronze with black-brown patina
€ 8,000 / $ 9,520
€ 11,250 / $ 13.387 (incl. 25% surcharge)
Kriechendes Kind (Gustav Wilhelm Lehmbruck). Around 1910. Bronze with black-brown patina. Cf. Schubert 48 B 4. Inscribed "LEHMBRUCK" on buttocks. Schubert mentions just four copies in bronze, all posthumously made. Height: ca. 11.6 cm (4.5 in). This figure shows the artist's first born son Gustav Wilhelm Lehmbruck, born March 11, 1909. Posthumous cast. Cast by order of Maria Lehmbruck, Bad Reichenhall. [JS]. • This is the first time that a copy of this bronze is offered on the international auction market • From Lehmbruck's early work period which showed the strong influence of Maillol • Exceptional movemnet study of Lehmbruck's first son Gustav Wilhelm Lehmbruck • From the collection of the Wuppertal merchant and collector Paul Roh, a close friend of Georg Kolbe and the Lehmbruck family • Lehmbruck is one of the most important German sculptors of the 20th century. His works are in possession of many public collections.
PROVENANCE: Collection Paul and Herta Roh, Radevormwald. Private collection Northern Germany (inherited from aforementioned).