7 June 2016
Joseph Mendes da Costa (1863-1939)
titled 'St Anna' (on the front of the base); signed with monogram, dated and inscribed '1924 ik zal zingen een lied aan den heer mijnen God' (on the back of the base)
bronze with a brown green patina
54 cm. high (including the wooden base)
Conceived in 1924 and cast in a small unknown edition
Acquired by the family of the present owner circa 1970.
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A.M. Hammacher, Mendes Da Costa de geestelijke boodschap der beeldhouwkunst, Rotterdam, 1941, p. 75.
F. de Miranda, Mendes da Costa, Jessurun de Mesquita, Wassenaar 1978, p. 43.
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