'Cobbers' A titled bronze figure group of two World War I Australian infantrymen
after the model by Wallace Anderson (1888-1975) depicting a standing figure throwing a grenade, another kneeling by his side holding a rifle, titled and incised and dated Anderson 1930, marble base 23cm(9") high overall.
The sculpture is a version of the original plaster sculpture held by the Australian War Memorial. In 1932 Anderson approached the Memorial with the idea of producing copies of the plaster to sell to the public. The Memorial purchased the copyright and original plaster from Anderson and between 1932 and 1940 had the Melbourne founder E.J. Gregory produced approximately 91 copies of 'Cobbers'.
For similar bronze see Deutscher and Hackett, Important Australian Fine Art Melbourne 25/11/2009, Lot 86.
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