Ernst Barlach - Kussgruppe III

Ernst Barlach - Kussgruppe III - image-1
Ernst Barlach - Kussgruppe III - image-1

Ernst Barlach

Kussgruppe III
1921

Bronze 16.4 x 12.2 x 9.4 cm Signed 'E. Barlach' left to the seat, foundry stamp "NOACK BERLIN" below. One of 20 unnumbered casts made since 1930; the edition Flechtheim had intended was only accomplished posthumously in the 1970s and 1980s. The present cast is probably such a late posthumous piece. - With fine dark golden brown patina. - Two small stains to the left side.

Catalogue Raisonné

Laur II 326; Schult 255

Certificate

Confirmed by Ernst Barlach, Ernst Barlach licence administration, Ratzeburg, 17 October 2014

Provenance

Private collection, Rhineland (given as a gift from the previous owner's family in 1994)

Literature

Museum Ludwig Köln. Gemälde, Skulpturen, Environments vom Expressionismus bis zur Gegenwart, Bestandskatalog, ed. by Siegfried Gohr, bearb. von Evelyn Weiss u. Gerhard Kolberg, Cologne 1986, p. 21, illus. p. 20.

Exhibitions

Berlin/Düsseldorf 1930 (Galerie Alfred Flechtheim), cat. no. 13 (Der Kuß); Hannover 1931 (Kestner-Gesellschaft), cat. p. 2; Berlin 1981 (Galerie Nierendorf), Ernst Barlach, Einundfünfzig Bronzen, no. 23, illus.

Lot 244 Dα

Estimate:
15.000 € - 16.000 €

Result:
16.120 €