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Anton van Wouw; Miner with Hand-drill, maquette
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Lot 15

South African 1862-1945
Miner with Hand-drill, maquette
signed, numbered 11/12 and stamped with Singer foundry mark
bronze with brown patina on granite base
height: 27cm excluding base

Sold for R 85 000
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 96 730

Estimate R 50 000 - 70 000


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The original plaster of Paris model of this work was acquired from the artist by Mrs S. Dowling in 1928. On 31 October 1975 it was offered at auction by Sotheby Parke Bernet South Africa, in Johannesburg (lot 81) where it was acquired by Mr Morris Cohen. In 1982, Mr Cohen was granted permission by the University of Pretoria, the copyright holders of Van Wouw’s work, to have 12 bronze casts made of which this is one.
cf. Duffey, AE (2008) Anton van Wouw: The Smaller Works, Pretoria: Protea Book House, another cast from the edition is illustrated on page 92.


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