Wilhelm Lehmbruck:
Sculpture "Mother with Child" (1907), bronze version
Wilhelm Lehmbruck:
Sculpture "Mother with Child" (1907), bronze version

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bronze | patinated | polished | size 25.5 x 26 x 22 cm (w/h/d) | weight approx. 8.4 kg

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Sculpture "Mother with Child" (1907), bronze version
Wilhelm Lehmbruck: Sculpture "Mother with Child" (1907),...

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Sculpture "Mother with Child" (1907), bronze version

The theme of "Mother and Child" occupied Lehmbruck throughout his whole life. The 1907 version is a central work of his first Paris exhibition. It shows the mother as a happy, loving woman and is still clearly indebted to classical sculpture. Lehmbruck's outstanding sense of size and proportion already heralds the sculptural condensation of later works. Lehmbruck created the sculpture after his first trip to Italy, and its Pietà gesture was probably inspired by the Old Masters admired there.

Sculptor's model after the original, size 25.5 x 26 x 22 cm (w/h/d). Edition in fine bronze. Cast using the Lost-Wax-Process, patinated and polished by hand. Weight approx. 8.4 kg.

About Wilhelm Lehmbruck

1881-1919

Together with Ernst Barlach and Käthe Kollwitz, Wilhelm Lehmbruck is one of the most important German sculptors of the early 20th century.

Fortunate circumstances led the son of a miner to an arts and crafts school and finally to the Düsseldorf Art Academy in 1901, where he became a master-class student of Karl Janssen.

In 1904, the first major Rodin exhibition in Germany left a lasting impression on the student. His artistic environment had a decisive influence on Lehmbruck's development. In Paris in 1910, he met Matisse, Archipenko, Brancusi and Modigliani, who encouraged his path towards expressionist sculpture.

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