After Anton van Wouw 'The Dagga Smoker' 17.1cm (6 3/4in) high (excluding base)

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Lot 3*
After Anton van Wouw
'The Dagga Smoker' 17.1cm (6 3/4in) high (excluding base)

Sold for £ 8,400 (US$ 10,220) inc. premium
After Anton van Wouw
'The Dagga Smoker'
bears inscription 'A. van Wouw SA Joh-Burg'
bronze
17.1cm (6 3/4in) high (excluding base)

Footnotes

  • LITERATURE:
    A.E. Duffey, Anton van Wouw: The Smaller Works, (Pretoria, 2008), Massa casting illustrated p.61


    "Van Wouw was very fond of this figurine and considered it his best work. He worked for nine months on [it]...He has displayed his excellent knowledge of anatomy (realism) and texture detail, but the whole sculpture displays a use of closed and open triangles. On the whole it can be simplified to total abstraction." (Ibid.)

    Van Wouw used the same model for the Laughing Basuto.
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