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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; Paul Kruger
20 May 2019
Sold for ZAR 10 469 600
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; Slegte Nuus
11 Apr 2021
Sold for ZAR 5 121 000
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; Miner with Hand Drill
9 Nov 2015
Sold for ZAR 4 774 560
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; Slegte Nuus
16 May 2022
Sold for ZAR 3 414 000
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; Bad News
15 Mar 2010
Sold for ZAR 2 228 000
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; Miner with Hand Drill
4 Feb 2013
Sold for ZAR 2 005 200
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 Bushman Hunter
11 Nov 2019
Sold for ZAR 1 251 800
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; The Scout
7 Nov 2011
Sold for ZAR 1 058 300
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; Dagga Smoker
8 Nov 2020
Sold for ZAR 1 024 200
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; The Scout
26 Jul 2020
Sold for ZAR 1 024 200
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Anton van Wouw; The Accused
20 May 2019
Sold for ZAR 1 024 200
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.


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