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A Copper Foundry, Katanga
A Copper Foundry, Katanga
A Copper Foundry, Katanga
A Copper Foundry, Katanga
A Copper Foundry, Katanga
A Copper Foundry, Katanga
A Copper Foundry, Katanga

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The sculpture is a cast of a small figure group called ‘Fondérie de Cuivre au Katanga’ (A Copper Foundry, Katanga) cast in 1912 and purchased in that year by the Département des Colonies for the Musée de Tervueren (the Royal Museum for Central Africa). It is not certain whether this Aberdeen sculpture was a unique cast or one of an edition. It was obtained by Sir Robert Williams (1860–1938) who was largely responsible for discovering the copper deposits in Katanga. He bequeathed it to Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum where it was formally accessioned in 1946. It is the only item by Puyt in a UK public collection.

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H 38 x W 37 x D 25 cm

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bequeathed by Sir Robert Williams; accessioned, 1946

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Back: A. Puyt / BRUXELLES


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