Bust by Wenckebach

collection highlight Bust by Wenckebach

This bust of W.H.Posthumus-van der Goot was crafted by the renowned sculptor Ludwig Oswald Wenckebach (1895-1962).
The bust dates back as far as 1943 and was made in Noordwijk, the sculptor’s place of residence. The Posthumus-van der Goot family had also moved there from Amsterdam.

In 1930, Willemijn Posthumus-van der Goot (1897-1989) was the first female economist in the Netherlands who obtained her doctoral degree.
A few years later, in 1935, she was one of three founders of the International Archives for the Women’s Movement (since 2013 named Atria).


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