Bernhard Hoetger Paris 1900 Bronce figure, Pleureuse
Bronze figure “Weeping” – La Pleureuse
Design: Bernhard Hoetger 1901
[1874 Dortmund NRW – Interlaken Switzerland 1949]
Executed around 1901-10, signed on plinth B. Hoetger
Bronze, cast, polished
Height 27 cm, diameter plinth about 9.5 cm
– 1 inch (inches) = 2.54 inches –
Condition: very good, nice patina
a comparison excerpt is part of the inventory of the Kunstsammlungen Böttcherstraße, Bremen
Literature: Bernhard Hoetger. Sculpture, painting, design, architecture. Bremen 1998, catalog no. 207
Literature about La Maison Moderne: Bertrand MOTHES: La Maison Moderne de Julius Meier-Graefe. In: Catherine Méneux, Emmanuel Pernoud et Pierre Wat (ed.): Actes de la Journée d’études Actualité de la recherche en IXe siècle, Master 1, Années 2012 et 2013, Paris, site de l’HiCSA, mis en ligne en janvier 2014.
Bernhard Hoetger [Hörde, Westfalen 1874 – 1949 Beatenberg, Switzerland] German sculptor, architect, painter a. Graphic artist as well as designer for furniture and utensils. On the occasion of his trip to the Paris World Fair in 1900, he remains resolutely in the metropolis and initially works in the studio of Rodin, whose career is just beginning. In 1911 he was called to the Darmstadt artist colony and began work on the sculptural redesign of the Mathildenhöher plane tree grove.