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Hugo Naudé

South African 1869-1941 


Hugo Naudé can be regarded as a quintessential South African impressionist and although he planned to specialise in portraiture after his academic training at the Slade School of Art in London in 1891, followed by the Kunstakademie in Munich. He achieved much more success with his plein air landscapes, often completed in a single sitting and retaining a characteristic sense of spontaneity.

Esmé Berman describes how his work developed from a more academic style in his portraits, where “tone was all important, brushstrokes were masked and plastic volumes smoothly modelled by means of gentle transitions from light to dark”, to a looser style with more individualised brushwork, freer composition, sun-drenched colour and a focus on “the natural abundance of the verdant countryside around him”.1 Some of his most popular paintings are of Namaqualand in spring, when the brilliantly coloured wildflowers carpet the landscape in vivid yellows and oranges. Although he travelled extensively in Southern Africa on painting expeditions, he lived in Worcester in the Western Cape for almost all his life, and his house and garden became a community art centre after his death.

His work is included in the collections of the Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town, the Pretoria Art Museum, the Johannesburg Art Gallery, the William Humphreys Gallery in Kimberley, the Albany Museum in Grahamstown, and the Durban Art Gallery among others.

1. Esmé Berman (1983) Art & Artists of South Africa, Cape Town: AA Balkema, page 304.

285 lots offered      78.25% sold      ZAR 31 971 863
 

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Hugo Naudé; Waterfall
28 Jun 2022
Unsold
 
Hugo Naudé; La Provence, Franschhoek with Ducks in a Pond
13 Jun 2022
Unsold
 
Hugo Naudé; Landscape with Sandy River Bank
13 Jun 2022
Sold for ZAR 44 555
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; Onrus
16 May 2022
Sold for ZAR 56 900
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; Table Mountain and Lion's Head
16 May 2022
Unsold
 
Hugo Naudé; Namakwaland
16 May 2022
Sold for ZAR 318 640
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; Landscape with Grazing Cattle
25 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 70 350
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; River Scene with Snow-Capped Mountains
25 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 29 313
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; Autumn Farmyard
5 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 48 934
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; The Angling Stream
5 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 56 900
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; Winter Landscape, Ceres
5 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 62 590
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; Pergola and Wisteria, the Artist's Home in Worcester
5 Apr 2022
Sold for ZAR 85 350
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.


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