Kneeling/Desire
Type of Object: Sculpture
Technique: bronze
Measurements: height 75 cm cm
Item used to belong to the following collections:
Current owner: Private collection
Current location of an object: Private collection
Other Relevant Historical Information:

Among the artworks by Georg Kolbe from Max Silberberg's collection there was also a statuette entitled "Desire“. In January 1924 the sculpture, with an indication of Silberberg's collection was depicted in an illustration in the periodical „Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration“. The collector must have offered this artwork, along with others at an auction in 1936, in the Berliner Paul Graupe Salon. The statuette was afterwards (1938) recorded by Hildebrand Gurlitt in Hamburg, who sold it to another private collection. In 2010 the artwork was once again offered at auction and before that date the contemporary owner of the statuette had entered into an agreement with the successors of Max Silberberg.

Related Written Material:

Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration, 1924, s. 197,

Auktionshaus Paul Graupe: Gemälde Plastiken Antiquitäten aus verschiedenem Privatbesitz, Auktion 149, Januar 1936, nr 46,

Ursel Berger (Hg): Georg Kolbe 1877-1947, s. 29,

Hauswedel & Nolte: Moderne Kunst 3./4.Dezember 2010.

Authors of this entry:
  • Dr. Hans-Joachim Hinz
Published on: 09 / 01 / 2014
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