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    GEORG KOLBE (German, 1877-1947)
    Adagio, conceived in 1923 and cast in the late 1920's
    Patinated bronze
    32 x 7-1/2 x 7 inches (81.3 x 19.1 x 17.8 cm)
    Monogrammed on verso: GK 1

    Stamped with founder mark on back of base: H.NOACK BERLIN FRIEDENAU / MADE IN GERMANY

    PROVENANCE:
    Private collection.

    LITERATURE:
    G. Kolbe, 100 Lichtdrucktafeln, Marburg, 1931 (other casts illustrated pls. 31 and 32).
    L. Justi, Georg Kolbe, Berlin, 1931 (another cast illustrated pl. 9).
    R.G. Binding, Vom Leben der Plastik, Inhalt und Schönheit des Werkes von Georg Kolbe, Berlin, 1933/1941 (another cast illustrated p. 50).
    G. Reinheckel, Kunsthandwerk und Industrieform, 100 Jahre Museum für Kunsthandwerk Dresden 1876-1976, Dresden, 1976 (another cast illustrated p. 151).
    C. Graepler, Marburger Universitätsmuseum fur bildende Kunst, Fünfzig ausgestellte Werke der Plastik, Marburg, 1986 (another cast illustrated pp. 60-61).
    U. Berger, Georg Kolbe -- Leben und Werk, Berlin, 1990 (other casts illustrated no. 58 and p. 265).
    U. Berger, George Kolbe 1877-1947, Munich/New York, 1997 (other casts illustrated no. 51 and p. 53).

    This sculpture is a 2nd variation, probably from the end of the 1920's, and was created in an edition of circa 25. This piece is numbered 1 below the artist monogram and is stamped MADE IN GERMANY on the base which indicates that it was most likely created for export to the United States. We would like the thank Dr. Ursel Berger of the Kolbe Museum, Berlin, for this information.


    Condition Report*: Overall very good condition with wear to patina on the right sleeve and along base.
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    October, 2009
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