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89
Pieter D' Hont
DUTCH
ANNE FRANK
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,625 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
89
Pieter D' Hont
DUTCH
ANNE FRANK
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,625 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century Paintings & Contemporary Art

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Amsterdam

Pieter D' Hont
1917-1997
DUTCH
ANNE FRANK

Literature

J. Teeuwisse, T. Slagter, M. Beerman, Beeldhouwer Pieter d'Hont. Leven en werk 1917-1997, Ede 1997, pp. 42 and 135, no. VP23II, illustration of another cast

Catalogue Note

Around 1960, Pieter d'Hont (1917-1997) was honored to accept a commission by the City of Utrecht for a large bronze sculpture of Anne Frank (1929-1945) for the St. Janskerkhof in Utrecht. Inspired by an obscure photograph and a detailed study in her diary, he created a sculpture of a mature girl, full of self confidence, an attitude that was intensified by her posture with her hands positioned on her back. "Anne often was daydreaming about a better future", explained d'Hont for his choice of her gaze. Through the sculpture d'Hondt wanted people to remember the Holocaust.
This sculpture is part of the Tolerance Award which is granted by the City of Utrecht since 1995.

19th Century Paintings & Contemporary Art

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Amsterdam