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SA Auction #93 begins on 19 Aug 2021

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Cohen (Morris)

ANTON VAN WOUW (Signed by the artist and the author)

Published: Radford, Adlington, Ltd., Johannesburg, 1938

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Sculptor of South African life

With a foreword by the Hon. Jan H.Hofmeyr

44 pages, frontispiece portrait, 19 full page illustrations, rebound in full brown leather with a cut our oval on the front cover showing a sculpture of Van Wouw’s which originally formed part of the title page, the leather is slightly scuffed, titled gilt on the cover and spine with gilt decorations on both, inner gilt dentelles, patterned end papers and the author’s book plate on the front paste down end paper, a very good copy.

Anton Van Wouw: A great deal of his work, although representational, captures the rugged and emotional essence of his subjects. One of his most notable pieces of work is the figure of a woman used in the Women’s Monument near Bloemfontein. He collaborated on this with the architect Frans Soff. He also portrayed indigenous peoples and among these smaller sculptures some of his finest work can be found. They are much less formal than his larger work and are appealing in their vivid and lifelike facial expressions.

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (200 x150mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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