Bernhard Hoetger - Kopf Paula Modersohn-Becker
Kopf Paula Modersohn-Becker
Bronze 17.5 x 15.5 x 17 cm. Mounted on dark brown wooden base (7 x 10.5 x 11.5 cm) One of 3 known casts. Probably lifetime cast. - With dark brown patina. Very fine vivid cast.
In addition to our piece, two other bronze casts of this fine Expressionist head exist in Dortmund's Museum am Ostwall and in Bremen's Museen Böttcherstraße. There is also a version in plaster. The over-life-sized version in marble was destroyed in 1944. Hoetger is said to have made the head on the occasion of the opening of the Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum in Bremen's Böttcherstraße. On the recommendation of Ludwig Roselius, Bernhard Hoetger was in charge of the old building's conversion.
List of works
Drost 114 (only the casts in the Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, and Museen Böttcherstraße, Bremen, are recorded here)
Villa Grisebach Berlin, 24 Nov. 1990, lot 247; Private possession, Westphalia
Bernhard Hoetger. Bildhauer, Bremen 1930, pl. XVII; E. Szittya, Hoetger, Paris 1931, p. 8; A. Theile, Bernhard Hoetger, Recklinghausen 1960, illus. p. 63; Katalog 1964. Mr- 159; Dieter Golücke (ed.), Bernhard Hoetger, Bildhauer, Maler, Baukünstler, Designer, Dortmund 1984, p. 68; Maria Anczykowski (ed.), Bernhard Hoetger, Skulptur, Malerei, Design, Architektur, Bremen 1998, p. 396, no. 288