Today’s Discovery is quite literal, because this magnificent bronze sculpture by Han Wezelaar was only discovered a few years ago at an auction in The Hague. Artist Han Wezelaar (1901-1984) was one of the most important Dutch sculptors of the 20th century and an important representative of the Modernist movement.
This one-meter-high bronze sculpture was not included in his large oeuvre catalogue by art historian Jan Teeuwissen, because the sculpture was not yet known. Professor Jan Teeuwisse, director of the Museum Beelden aan Zee, speaks of "a beautiful discovery." The image is shown in a photograph from 1942 of the studio of Wezelaar in Laren. It shows the influence of Aristide Maillol and probably was commissioned. It is only cast once, making this a unique piece.
The sculpture is available at VanGoghle member Pygmalion Beeldende Kunst. For more information about the work, click here.