Fritz Wotruba (Austrian, 1907-1975)
Initialed "FW" in the edge of the bronze base.
Bronze with dark brown patina, height 14 in. (35.0 cm), on a black wood plinth.
Condition: Dust and dirt.
Provenance: Purchased from the artist by Meyer Jacobs, New York, while traveling in Austria; by descent within the Jacobs family.
Literature: Otto Breicha, Wotruba, Figur als Widerstand, Bilder und Schriften zu Leben und Werk (Salzburg: Verlag der Galerie Welz, 1995), Plates 43/44.
N.B. Otto Breicha's book provides the date of 1950 for this sculpture.
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