Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Silver and Jewellery

Online-Only Auction, 14 - 21 February 2022

Sculpture, Ceramics, Books and Portfolios

Sold for

ZAR 175 875
Lot 524
  • Dylan Lewis; Centennial Black Rhinoceros Maquette (S039)
  • Dylan Lewis; Centennial Black Rhinoceros Maquette (S039)
  • Dylan Lewis; Centennial Black Rhinoceros Maquette (S039)
  • Dylan Lewis; Centennial Black Rhinoceros Maquette (S039)
  • Dylan Lewis; Centennial Black Rhinoceros Maquette (S039)


Lot Estimate
ZAR 150 000 - 180 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 175 875

About this Item

South African 1964-
Centennial Black Rhinoceros Maquette (S039)

signed, dated 95 and numbered '1951'

bronze with a brown patina on a wooden base
height: 46cm excluding base, 53,5 including base; width: 62cm; depth: 33,5cm

Notes

This maquette was commissioned to raise funds for the former Natal Parks Board.

The present lot is an edition of 100 and each edition number corresponds with Parks Board's 100 years of operation between 1895 to 1995. The present lot is editioned 1951.

Provenance

Famed nature conservationist and author, Lawrence Anthony (1950-2012), was presented with this sculpture by the Natal Parks Board. Lawrence Anthony was known as The Elephant Whisperer.

Literature

Laura Twiggs (ed) (2011) Dylan Lewis: Animal Bronzes 1989–2005: The Collectors’ Guide, Cape Town: Pardus, another cast from the edition illustrated on page 34.

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