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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; Kruger in Ballingschap
13 Nov 2017
Sold for ZAR 431 984
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; The Hammer Worker, maquette
13 Nov 2017
Sold for ZAR 341 040
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; Shangaan
16 Oct 2017
Sold for ZAR 670 712
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; Shangaan
5 Jun 2017
Sold for ZAR 568 400
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; Bushman Hunting
5 Jun 2017
Sold for ZAR 545 664
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; Die Noitje van die Onderveld
5 Jun 2017
Sold for ZAR 682 080
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; Kruger on the Station
5 Jun 2017
Sold for ZAR 284 200
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; The Hammer Worker
6 Mar 2017
Sold for ZAR 852 600
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; The Execution of JJ (Jopie) Fourie
7 Nov 2016
Sold for ZAR 90 944
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; The Dagga Smoker
10 Oct 2016
Sold for ZAR 852 600
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; The Mealiepap Eater
10 Oct 2016
Sold for ZAR 454 720
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; Still Life with Copper Kettle and Pipe
18 Jul 2016
Unsold
 

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