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Wilhelm Lehmbruck. Kneeling Woman. 1911

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Kneeling Woman

Wilhelm Lehmbruck (German, 1881–1919)

Date:
1911
Medium:
Cast stone
Dimensions:
69 1/2 x 56 x 27" (176.5 x 142.2 x 68.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund
MoMA Number:
268.1939

Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

Acquired from the artist by Sally Falk (1888-1962), Mannheim, October 3, 1916 [1]; gift to the Kunsthalle Mannheim, August 5, 1921 [2]; removed as "degenerate art" by the Reich Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, 1937 [3]; on consignment to Karl Buchholz, Berlin; to Curt Valentin (Buchholz Gallery), New York; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1939 (Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund) [4].

[1] Roland Dorn et al., Stiftung und Sammlung Sally Falk, Mannheim: Städtische Kunsthalle, 1994, p. 86. Acquired from the artist at the Kollektivausstellung Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Kunsthalle Mannheim, November 12-December 6, 1916 (no. 4: Knieende). On loan from Falk to the Kunsthalle Mannheim since March 1917.
[2] Ibid. Inventory number S 518.
[3] EK number 15030: Knieende.
[4] Included in the exhibition Art in Our Time: 10th Anniversary Exhibition, The Museum of Modern Art, May 10-September 30, 1939, no. 270.

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