Spielendes Kind (Hockendes Kind, Kniendes Kind, Kleinbronze Nora)
bronze sculpture Höhe 10,5 cm - Mit brauner, stellenweise gelblich aufgelichteter Patina.
Depicted is Leonore, the daughter of the artist (born 19 Nov. 1902), whom he repeatedly portrayed. "In 1906/1907, a plaster model of "Playing child" was exhibited at Cassirer, 2 bronzes were sold at that time." (Ursel Berger, Georg Kolbe - Leben und Werk, mit dem Katalog der Kolbe-Plastiken im Georg-Kolbe-Museum, Berlin 1990, p. 211). Casts with the joined monogram, as described here, do not date before 1910, according to Berger (see ibid.).
Gift from the artist to Ernst Starke, Berlin (1886-1961), chaser for the Noack foundry for over 3 generations; since then in private possession