Renée Sintenis - Schlafendes Zebukalb
Bronze with mid-brown patina Height 3.3 cm. Length 9.5 cm. Width 4 cm Monogrammed 'RS laterally on right leg. Numbered "11" to the left of it. - With a few traces of greenish oxidation.
According to Ursel Berger, "Schlafendes Zebukalb" was one of the first figures by Sintenis issued by the art dealer Alfred Flechtheim in 1924, for which numbering was apparently also planned. An edition of at least 15 casts can be assumed; the Berlin National Gallery owns an exemplar numbered "15" from the artist's estate. According to Berger, numbered Sintenis bronzes are quite rare.
Berger/ Ladwig 63; Buhlmann 203
With an expert report by Ursel Berger, Berlin, dated 1 September 2019
Private possession, Germany; Private possession, South Africa
I.a. Gustav Eugen Diehl (ed.), R. Sintenis, Berlin n.yr. (1927), p. 33 with illus.; Hanna Kiel, Renée Sintenis, Berlin 1956, p. 24 with illus.
I.a. Berlin 1924 (Akademie der Künste), Herbstausstellung, cat. no. 539; Berlin 1925 (Galerie Alfred Flechtheim), Marie Laurencin, Renée Sintenis, cat. no. 31; Berlin 1958 (Haus am Waldsee), R. Sintenis. Das plastische Werk, Zeichnungen, Graphik, cat. no. 22