20 September 2011
Jan Wolkers (1925-2007)
Mother with child
bronze with a brown patina
26 cm. high
Conceived circa 1953, cast in 1954
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H. Siebenga, 'Modelleren verleer je nooit. Beelden en schilderijen van Jan Wolkers', in Vitrine, no. 3, May 2002, pp. 40-43 (ill. p. 42). P. Steenhuis a.o., Jan Wolkers, Zwolle 2002, p. 88 (ill.).
The present lot is a small cast of the sculpture that was Wolkers' contribution to the Prix de Rome of 1953.
The larger cast was also commissioned by Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, which has been at the public park The Plantsoen, Leiden, since 1958.
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