Touching Art Deco sculpture of a chimpanzee, designed by Anton Fortuin (1890-1967), 1920s. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth century there was a strong curiosity for the animal world among Dutch artists. This was connected with the rise of the zoo, like world-famous zoo Artis in Amsterdam, where artists could study exotic animals at close quarters. The monkey by Anton Fortuin is a good example of the revived interest in animals. This sculpture is signed with 'Anton Fortuin'.