Charlotte van Pallandt
(Arnhem 1898 – Noordwijk 1997)
Signed with monogram and with foundry mark Binder Bronsgietery and with inscription ’29-NR 7-’98 on the back of the foot
Bronze, H. 45.5 cm
– Kunsthandel Lambert Tegenbosch, Heusden
– Private collection, the Netherlands
The human figure is central to her oeuvre, which has a wide variety of styles that she practiced during her working period of almost 70 years. The sculpture Femie (1929) is actually a study and shows the influences of the French sculptor André Lhote (1885-1965), with whom Van Pallandt studied in Paris. Initially, Van Pallandt had portrayed her model very faithfully and realistically, but she was dissatisfied with the result and turned to the Cubist imagery that Lhote had taught her. A comparable work is part of the collection of Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar.