Thursday 7 December 2017 43 | CHURCH STREET, CAPE TOWN
The art collection on offer encompasses South African and International works from oils and watercolours to mixed media. For an artist, the loaded brush represents a world of possibilities and the beginning of a creative journey.
This is an opportunity for art lovers to come and join us on this journey. The sale includes works by well-known South African Old Masters as well as Contemporary artists.
The landscape genre is a strong feature of South African art. Notable highlights include landscapes by Greogoire Boonzaier (oil on canvas, dated 1948, R60 000/80 000); J.H. Pierneef (mixed media on paper, R15 000/20 000); Herman van Nazareth (titled ‘Lainsburg, dated 1966, oil on board, R10 000/15 000).
Irma Stern, the darling of South African art, is represented on the sale by a pencil sketch on paper, ‘Portrait of a Young Man’, signed and dated 1931 at an estimate of R100 000/120 000.
The sale also includes seven works by Battiss, the highlight ‘At the Beach’, an oil on board, signed and dated ’58, at an estimate of R40 000/50 000.
Great anticipation surrounds Maggie Laubser’s ‘Figure in a Red Coat’ an oil on board, signed and dated ’62.
The sale will offer the finest selection of works by: Carl Büchner, Kenneth Baker, Erich Mayer, Amos Langdown, Cecil Skotnes, Marjorie Wallace, Pranas Domsaitis and Tinus de Jongh amongst others.
Contemporary art is an important feature of every Ashbey’s sale, and are pleased to be offering works by: Lionel Smit, ‘Portrait of a Young Man Sleeping, this is an oil on canvas, inscribed “Galerie Boulevard” at an estimate of R40 000/60 000, a number of works by Christiaan Diedericks, Heike Allerton Davis and Keith Hamilton Dietrich.
The sale compliments the British artist Henry Spencer Moore (1898-1986), six of his works will be on offer, an opportunity not to miss for art lovers to add to their collection a highly acclaimed International artist. His latest auction result, 16 November 2017, a watercolour, fetched 424 490 euros. One of the highlights in this category is a charcoal sketch of a sculpture, lot 380 with an estimate of R120 000/150 000