'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.
Provenance: The Collection of the late Graham & Elizabeth Cocks
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 a similar bronze see Deutscher and Hackett, Important Australian Fine Art Melbourne 25/11/2009, Lot 86.
This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.
ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.
If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.
Buyers' Premium and Charges
For all Sales categories excluding Motor Cars and Motorcycles:
Buyer's Premium Rates 22% on the Hammer Price
GST at the current rate of 10% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges.
For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.