Modern and Contemporary Art

Live Virtual Auction, 16 May 2023

Modern and Contemporary Art

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Lot 8
  • Anton van Wouw; The Laughing Basuto
  • Anton van Wouw; The Laughing Basuto
  • Anton van Wouw; The Laughing Basuto
  • Anton van Wouw; The Laughing Basuto

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ZAR 350 000 - 450 000
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About this Item

South African 1862-1945
The Laughing Basuto

inscribed with the artist’s name, ‘1933’, ‘Joh-burg’ and the foundry mark

bronze with a brown patina on a wooden base; cast by the Massa foundry, Rome
height: 32 cm excluding base; 36cm including base; width: 28 cm; depth: 26,5 cm


Acquired from the artist, and thence by descent.


A.E. Duffey (2008) Anton van Wouw, The Smaller Works, Pretoria: Protea Book House, another cast illustrated in black and white on page 73 and 74. University of Pretoria (2010) Anton van Wouw (1862-1945), Pretoria: Sanet du Plessis, another cast illustrated in colour on page 23.

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