• Lot 123

    Cornelis Zitman (1926-2016)

    Portrait of a woman

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    Cornelis Zitman (1926-2016)
    Portrait of a woman
    signed with monogram and numbered '2/8' (underneath)
    bronze with a brown patina
    39 cm. high (including the wooden base)
    Conceived and cast at an unknown date in an edition of eight

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    Dutch born sculptor Cornelis Zitman decided to leave the Netherlands after graduating from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. He travelled to Venezuela in 1947 and moved afterwards to the city of Caracas. The native people and especially the women on the islands near the coast of the country formed the inspiration for many of his sculptures. According to Zitman, these women had a sensual look which he deeply admired and respected. Despite the fact that he got his inspiration from these Caribbean women, he made them look like universal women whom curves referred to the goddess mother on the first ages of mankind.

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    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    A gift from the artist to the parents of the present owner.