Lot 5171

Fritz Klimsch (1870-1960) – a sculpture "Die Schauende", 1932

International Military History from 1919 | A89r | Live auction | 900 Lots

Hammer price € 10,500

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Bronze with black-green patina. The top of the base marked with the monogram "FK", the side with the foundry mark "H. Noack, Berlin". Height 43 cm, weight 22.92 kg.
In 1931 Fritz Klimsch received the commission to create a larger-than-life version of this sculpture for the new Bayer AG lido in Leverkusen, and he made another copy for the lakeside terrace of the Rasthaus am Chiemsee. This smaller version differs only marginally from the large version, for example regarding the modelling of the breasts or the hands. It was displayed in the exhibition "Fritz Klimsch. Kollektivausstellung Juni - Juli 1941" in the Secession Building in Vienna or in the Große Deutsche Kunstausstellung 1940.

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