Auction 979, Modern Art, 31.05.2011, 00:00, Cologne Lot 438

Erich Fritz Reuter, Tänzerinnen (Dancers)

Erich Fritz Reuter, Tänzerinnen (Dancers), 1956, Auction 979 Modern Art, Lot 438
Erich Fritz Reuter, Tänzerinnen (Dancers), 1956, Auction 979 Modern Art, Lot 438
Erich Fritz Reuter, Tänzerinnen (Dancers), 1956, Auction 979 Modern Art, Lot 438
Erich Fritz Reuter, Tänzerinnen (Dancers), 1956, Auction 979 Modern Art, Lot 438

Bronze sculpture. Height 82 cm. Mounted on thin, slightly irregularly shaped bronze plinth (approx. 1 x 34 x 32.5 cm). Signed on plinth behind left figure E F Reuter as well as on reverse at left edge with foundry mark "GUSS BARTH BLN. MARIENDORF". - With light bronze-coloured, partially greenish patina. - Surface slightly soiled.

Karpen 36 B

Provenance

Private collection, Rhineland

According to the statements in the catalogue raisonné, three different sizes were cast: apart from this bronze there was also a large (h. 110 cm) and a small version (h. 22 cm). The group, which also became known as "Die Tanzenden" (The Dancers) or "Tanzende Mädchen" (Dancing Girls), belongs to the important early works of the artist.

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