This stunning reclining female figure by sculptor Hildo Krop (1884-1970) is a fine example of the unique ceramics that he made in his own workshop in the 1930s. Hildo Krop is a well-known Dutch sculptor and designer. He designed furniture, ceramics and ironwork but is mostly famous for the sculptures he made for the city of Amsterdam. He was responsible for the artwork on many bridges and buildings, including the Scheepvaarthuis. After 1925 he focused on small ceramic objects and learned how to glaze them. These pieces were baked in his own workshop. This sculpture is a fine example of his production of unique ceramic sculptures. There are three versions of this model: this one in ceramic, one in pink marble and one in bronze. This piece is mentioned in: Beeldhouwer Hildo Krop, Monografieën van Nederlandse Kunstenaars, E.J.Lagerwey-Polak (pag.127, Cat.no.V118) and displayed in: Hildo Krop 1884-1970 Beeldhouwer en Ceramist, E.J.Lagerwey-Polak (1984, afb.15A).