Auctions → 7 and 8 May 2021: Jewellery and Watches - Art and Antiques → Art and Antiques → Ernst Barlach: Sitting Girl
Designed in 1908, first moulded in 1909 at the Schwarzburger Werkstätten, made around 1930. Porcelain, white. On the underside embossed stamp 'Schwarzburger Werkstätten für Porzellankunst', stamped model no. 'U 11', lacing fox in underglaze blue. Hairline crack in the base area. H. 24 x w. 21,6 x d. 23,1 cm. - Literature: Cat. rais. Schult I/83; Wallner, S. u.a., Schwarzburger Werkstätten für Porzellankunst, Hohenberg/Eger 1993, fig. 27. - German sculptor, writer and illustrator. B. studied 1888-95 at the Hamburg Kunstgewerbeschule and at the Dresden academy. He lived in Paris for two years before working as ceramicist in Hamburg, among others for the Altona manufactory Mutz. A journey to Russia became distinctive for his work. He first exhibited sculptures from Russian folk life at the Berlin secession in 1907. Subsequently he received many important public commissions. B. was very much pressurized by the Nazis, a. many of his works were seized or destroyed. Today he is appreciated as one of the most important sculptors of the 20th cent. Mus.: Hamburg (Ernst Barlach Haus), Nuremberg (Germanisches Nationalmuseum), Schwerin a. others. Lit.: Schult (cat. rais.) a. others.