Edoardo Villa (South African, 1920-2011)
incised 'VILLA '67' (on the reverse)
45.7 x 22.8 38.7cm (18 x 9 x 15 1/4in).
- The correct title for this lot is 'Reclining Figure IV'. It is a unique work, being the only bronze cast, created at the Renzo Vignali Artistic foundry in Pretoria by Luigi Gamberini, the father of the present owner of the foundry. One other cast is known in Terrazzo, also dating to 1967, and is illustrated in 'Villa in bronze', (University of Pretoria, 2012), p.160.