Important South African and International Art

Live Auction, 7 November 2016

Day Sale

Sold for

ZAR 90 944
Lot 51
  • Anton van Wouw; The Execution of JJ (Jopie) Fourie

Lot Estimate
ZAR 20 000 - 30 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 90 944

About this Item

South African 1862-1945
The Execution of JJ (Jopie) Fourie
bas-relief bronze panel with a verdigris patina, mounted on a wooden base
16 by 40cm, excluding base


Jopie Fourie was executed in Pretoria Central Prison on 20 December 1914. Van Wouw's depiction of the scene, first cast from 1918, was made using photographs and descriptions from the Reverend CA Neethling (who is standing to the right of the three observing officers).

The present lot is one of the five that were cast in 1970. Another edition, along with the original plaster cast, is at the Pretoria Art Museum.


Sold: Sotheby Parke Bernet, Johannesburg, 3 March 1975, lot 47.


AE Duffey. (2008) Anton van Wouw: The Smaller Works, Pretoria: Protea Book House. Another example illustrated on page 195.

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