Thomas Holland Ltd. Edition Sculpture of a Bull Fighter Entitled MANOLETE c.1966
Large Thomas Holland Ltd. Edition Sculpture of a Bull Fighter Entitled “Manolete” signed and titled by the artist “T. Holland” and “Manolete” circa 1966
A Large Thomas Holland (1917 – 2004) Ltd. Edition Sculpture of a Bull Fighter Entitled MANOLETE | Date: Circa 1966 | Signed and titled by the artist on top of base “T. Holland” and “Manolete” | Approx. Dimensions: 23″ H x 14″ W | Excellent Condition, Recently restored by Worthington’s Restoration.
About the Artist / Sculptor: Biography from askART:
Best remembered as a sculptor and avid polo player, Thomas Holland was born in Alameda, California and studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts,* UC Berkley and the University of Mexico.
An interesting and charismatic character, Holland also dabbled with ballet, sailing, boxing, and fencing. Holland created bronze pieces with an equestrian theme, using his interest in polo as a means of injecting energy and motion into his pieces. Holland created a monument to the Pony Express located at the western end of the famous route in Sacramento, California.
The artist’s deep involvement in polo was such that he even was afforded the opportunity to present a sculpture to the Prince of Wales in 1981. Later relocating to an artist’s colony in Ajijic Mexico, Holland did pieces, which are widely collected in the sporting community.
Source: MIR Appraisal Services, Inc.