14 September 2005
Kaare Nygaard (b. 1903)
signed and dated 'Nygaard 62' (on the back of base)
bronze with green patina
Height: 18¾ in. (47.5 cm.)
Conceived in 1962; this bronze version cast at a later date
Acquired from the artist by the present owner.
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Knut Hamsun (1859-1952) is Norway's most famous novelist, the author of The Hunger (1890), Pan (1894) and Victoria (1898). His best-known book, The Growth of the Soil (1917) earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1920.
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