(Oegstgeest 1925 – Westermient 2007)
Signed on neck
Bronze on natural stone stand, H. 42.4 cm
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
M. Salverda, E. Staal & P. Steenhuis, Jan Wolkers, Uitgeverij Waanders, Zwolle, 2002, page 93 (ill.)
The work offered here depicts Olga, the protagonist of the novel Turks Fruit (Turkish Delight) (1969). Olga was modelled after Annemarie Nauta, to whom Wolkers lost his hart while living in Paris in 1957.