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Anton van Wouw

South African 1862-1945 


The father of the naturalistic and Euro-centric sculptural tradition in South Africa, Anton van Wouw left a remarkable and era-defining body of monumental and small-scale bronzes. Born in Driebergen in 1862, and apprenticed to the Belgian sculptor Joseph Graven, Van Wouw arrived in Pretoria in 1890 (the same year, incidentally, as his countryman Frans Oerder). While in his early years on the Highveld he was engaged with architectural embellishments, he won a major commission in 1895 to model and cast the Paul Kruger Monument for Church Square in Pretoria. Other state and public commissions followed, including the Women’s Memorial in Bloemfontein and the Woman and Children grouping at the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria. After receiving backing from an investment syndicate in 1907, Van Wouw produced numerous small-scale sculptures, mainly of Boer and African figures, that were cast to order by the Giovanni Nisini and Galileo Massa foundries in Rome. The literature on the artist is fast-moving, with key recent discoveries shedding new light on the provenance and casting histories of many of the artist’s most beloved and collectable masterpieces.


67 lots offered      91.04% sold      ZAR 55 493 936
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Anton van Wouw; The Hammer Worker, maquette
7 Oct 2019
Unsold
 
Anton van Wouw; Self Portrait
20 May 2019
Sold for ZAR 113 800
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; Meintjieskop
20 May 2019
Sold for ZAR 62 590
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; Bust of Louis Botha
20 May 2019
Sold for ZAR 227 600
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; Bust of Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr
20 May 2019
Sold for ZAR 569 000
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; Paul Kruger
20 May 2019
Sold for ZAR 10 469 600
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; Leemans the Postman
20 May 2019
Sold for ZAR 1 593 200
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; The Accused
20 May 2019
Sold for ZAR 1 024 200
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; Miner with Hand-drill, maquette
12 Nov 2018
Sold for ZAR 96 730
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; Bust of General Koos de la Rey
12 Nov 2018
Sold for ZAR 625 900
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; Hammer Worker
12 Nov 2018
Unsold
 
Anton van Wouw; The Mieliepap Eater
13 Nov 2017
Sold for ZAR 454 720
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

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