Anton van Wouw (South African, 1862-1945) Shangaan, bronze, Massa cast

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Lot 2
Anton van Wouw
(South African, 1862-1945)
'Shangaan' 31 cm. (12 3/16 in.) high

Sold for £ 27,600 (US$ 37,990) inc. premium
Anton van Wouw (South African, 1862-1945)
'Shangaan'
signed, inscribed and dated 'A van Wouw/ SA Johburg/ 1907' (lower left); bears inscription 'Foundry - G Massa Rome'
bronze
31 cm. (12 3/16 in.) high

Footnotes

  • LITERATURE:
    A.E. Duffey, Anton van Wouw: The Smaller Works, (Pretoria 2008), Nisini casting illustrated p.63

    "This is a typical supplicatory posture and it attests to Van Wouw's keen observation of the various postures of the African miner in early Johannesburg...Conspicuous in the best Italian castings are the distinctness of the frown on the forehead, the protruding mouth, the exact lines of the armband, the well-modelled right thumb and ears and the contrast between the dark patina of the hair on the head and the light brown patina of the rest of the body." (Ibid.)
Anton van Wouw (South African, 1862-1945) Shangaan, bronze, Massa cast
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