Renée Sintenis - Pferdegruppe - image-1
Renée Sintenis - Pferdegruppe - image-2
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Lot 513 D

Renée Sintenis - Pferdegruppe

Auction 1099 - overview Cologne
01.12.2017, 18:00 - Modern Art
Estimate: 15.000 € - 20.000 €
Result: 18.600 € (incl. premium)

Renée Sintenis

Circa 1930

Bronze Height 16.1 cm Monogrammed 'RS' on the plinth rear right and foundry mark "H.NOACK BERLIN" on left narrow side. - Dark brown, partially lightened patina.

Masterfully and not without pathos, Renée Sintenis here captures the moment of two young horses rearing-up in merry playfulness. The pyramidal composition appears completely natural; the extremely vividly modelled surface of this beautiful cast reflects the sensitivity of the horses.
"The animal in the foreground appears to be a reworking of the foal from 1915 (cat. 122), whereby the muscle work and exertion are now prominent. […] Stylistically, the group is closely related to the works created in the 30s so that this decade may be assumed to be the time of origin." (cited after: Britta Buhlmann, Renée Sintenis. Werkmonographie der Skulpturen, Darmstadt 1987, p. 59)

Catalogue Raisonné

Berger/Ladwig 119; Buhlmann 121


We would like to thank Ursel Berger, Berlin, for scientific consultation.


Formerly private collection, North Rhine-Westphalia; in family possession since


Rudolf Hagelstange/ Carl Georg Heise/ Paul Appel, Renée Sintenis, Berlin 1947, illus. p. 110; Adolf Jannasch, Renée Sintenis, Potsdam 1949, illus. no. 38