A superb sculpture representing a reclining male nude, a slave after beating by the Belgian artist, Victor Van Hove. It is one of the few works that Van Hove created during the American Civil War as a response to the injustice of slavery. His anatomically flawless nude male figures are always depicted as strong, almost immortal figures in a powerful posture. A life-sized sculpture of this subject is in the collection in the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, this is most likely a cast from the early 20th century.
Plaster with cold painted gold coloured patina, signed on the base.
14 cm high,
41 cm wide,18,5 cm deep
Overall very good condition with wear and small touch-ups on the base. Exceptionally beautiful and captivating work with a lot of history.
- Nu masculin allongé - Esclave après avoir battu, Sculpture
- Plâtre à patine dorée
- Victor Van Hove (1826-1891)
- Période estimée
- Début du XXe siècle
- Pays d’origine
- Bon état - Utilisé, présentant de petites traces de vieillissement