Anton van Wouw (South African, 1862-1945) 'The Hammer Worker' 13 x 13.5 x 5.5cm (5 1/8 x 5 5/16 x 2 3/1613in).
Lot 6
Anton van Wouw (South African, 1862-1945) 'The Hammer Worker' 13 x 13.5 x 5.5cm (5 1/8 x 5 5/16 x 2 3/1613in).
Sold for £12,500 (US$ 20,911) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Anton van Wouw (South African, 1862-1945)
'The Hammer Worker'
signed 'A Van Wouw (verso) and inscribed 'FOUNDRY G. MASSA. ROME.'
bronze
13 x 13.5 x 5.5cm (5 1/8 x 5 5/16 x 2 3/1613in).

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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