Erik Thommesen (b. Copenhagen 1916, d. 2008)

“Moder og barn” (Mother and child), 1949. Unsigned. Wall-hung sculpture in patinated oak. H. 57 cm.

Literature: Henning Jørgensen: “Værkfortegnelse” (List of Works) in “Billedhuggeren Erik Thommesen” (The sculptor Erik Thommesen), Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense & Bornholms Kunstmuseum, 2001, cat. 118.

Provenance: Inger-Marie & George Tanier, New York, U.S.A. Received as a wedding gift from architect Finn Juhl. Hence by descent in their family. Inger-Marie Tanier (born Vest) graduated from the School of Interior Design and subsequently worked for several years as an assistant at architect Finn Juhl's design studio. In connection with a dinner party at Finn Juhl's around the turn of the year 1954–55, Inger-Marie Vest met the American furniture importer and designer George Tanier. They subsequently married in the United States in 1956 and maintained a lifelong friendship with Finn Juhl and Hanne Wilhelm Hansen.

This lot is subject to Artist's Royalty.

Condition report on request. Please contact: modernart@bruun-rasmussen.dk

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