Anton van Wouw (South African, 1862-1945) Hammer worker (small) 13 x 14 x 5cm (5 1/8 x 5 1/2 x 1 15/16in). (not including base)
Lot 306*
Anton van Wouw (South African, 1862-1945) 'Hammer worker' 13 x 14 x 5cm (5 1/8 x 5 1/2 x 1 15/16in) (not including base)
£35,000 - 55,000
US$ 59,000 - 92,000
Lot Details
Anton van Wouw (South African, 1862-1945)
'Hammer worker'
signed 'A. van Wouw' and inscribed 'FONDERIA G NISINI / ROMA' (to reverse)
bronze
13 x 14 x 5cm (5 1/8 x 5 1/2 x 1 15/16in) (not including base)

Footnotes

  • LITERATURE:
    A.E. Duffey, Anton van Wouw: The Smaller Works, (Pretoria, 2008), another edition illustrated p. 89


    There are two versions of the Hammer worker: a smaller version (13.5 cm high) and a larger one (60 cm high). The present lot is a cast of the smaller version, with the right foot positioned slightly differently to the larger one.

    A possible explanation for having created this smaller version is "because of its [the larger version's] price [which] has always, even during the artist's lifetime, been exceptionally high".

    BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    A.E. Duffey, Anton van Wouw: The Smaller Works, (Pretoria, 2008), p.89
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