Important South African Paintings, Furniture, Silver, Ceramics and Glass

Live Auction, 7 March 2011

  • Moses Kottler; Maquette for

Lot Estimate
ZAR 40 000 - 60 000

About this Item

South African 1892-1977
Maquette for "Painting"
bronze with rich brown patina
height: 37cm


In 1935 Kottler completed eight figures for the Johannesburg Public Library.   Each figure symbolizes a part of the content of the library.   The figures represent Literature, Sculpture, Architecture, Medicine, Music, History, Philosophy and Painting.   This is a cast of an early maquette for "Painting".  

cf. Ute Ben Yosef, The Graven Image: The Life and Work of Moses Kottler, Cape Town, 1989, catalogue no 19, p 72

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