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Frans Oerder

South African 1867-1944  Top Artists


Frans Oerder was born in Rotterdam in the Netherlands and studied art at the Rotterdam Academy as well as under Ernest Blanc-Garin in Brussels, before moving to Pretoria in 1890. He worked briefly for the Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorweg Maatschappij (NZASM) and later taught art at the Staatsmeisjesskool, which became Pretoria Girls High School. In 1899, at the request of President Paul Kruger, he joined the Boer cause as an official war artist. Apart from sketching Boer positions in the field, the artist produced a fine group of British portraits while interned as a prisoner of war at Meintjieskop. After his release he travelled up the east coast of Africa, painting landscapes and figure and architectural studies, but the trip was cut short by a bout of malaria. Oerder returned to the Netherlands in 1908 and married flower painter Gerda Pitlo. One of Oerder’s paintings, Magnolias, was sold to the New York Graphic Society and reproductions of the work were bought in record numbers, but the artist derived no financial benefit having sold the rights along with the work. Oerder and his wife settled in Pretoria in 1938 and he continued painting flower studies, still lifes, official portraits, and landscapes based on his travels across the country.


143 lots offered      69.93% sold      R 13 480 145
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Frans Oerder; Sunflowers in a Blue Vase
27 Sep 2021
Starting at R 100 000
 
Frans Oerder; Ou Boerdery Drente (sic) met Waterput
14 Sep 2021
Sold for R 16 415
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Frans Oerder; Portrait Study of a Lady
23 Aug 2021
Sold for R 16 415
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Frans Oerder; Cathedral Interior
10 Aug 2021
Sold for R 43 244
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Frans Oerder; Landscape with River
10 Aug 2021
Sold for R 34 140
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Frans Oerder; Landscape near Swellendam
11 Jul 2021
Sold for R 147 940
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Frans Oerder; Wheelbarrow
11 Jul 2021
Sold for R 4 925
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Frans Oerder; White Flowers in a Ginger Jar
7 Jun 2021
Sold for R 52 763
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Frans Oerder; Boermeisie (Boer Girl)
7 Jun 2021
Sold for R 14 070
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Frans Oerder; Still Life with Cyclamens in a Shallow Green Vessel
17 May 2021
Sold for R 91 040
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Frans Oerder; Still Life with Two Vases of Flowers, recto; Seated Woman, verso
17 May 2021
Sold for R 51 210
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Frans Oerder; Northern Transvaal (Near Pretoria)
11 Apr 2021
Unsold
 

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