Lot 2033

Joseph Thorak – (tr.) "Victory of Labour", a gift for Adolf Hitler on the Reichsparteitag 1937

German Historical Collectibles from 1919 onwards | A83r | Live auction | 608 Lots

Description

Large silver statuette depicting a female nude holding the wreath of victory with swastika in her raised right hand. The plinth signed "Thorak" on the reverse, on the side mark of fineness "800" with crescent moon and crown, on the obverse "Nürnberg Reichsparteitag 1937". Height with replaced marble base approx. 92 cm.
Thorak designed the sculpture as part of a group of figures for the fountain behind the memorial of Luitpoldhain park on the terrain of the Nuremberg Reichsparteitag. Thorak presented the model cast in silver to Adolf Hitler on behalf of the NSDAP. Cf. "Reichstagung in Nürnberg - 1937 - Der Parteitag der Arbeit" p. 28/29 with illustration of the model of the fountain and the figure.
Presumably one of the most significant and still existing figures sculpted by Thorak due to its being cast in silver and its special provenance.
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