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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; Namaqualand in Spring
7 Nov 2011
Sold for ZAR 1 559 600
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; The Mountain behind Groote Schuur Estate
6 Mar 2017
Sold for ZAR 1 023 120
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; Namaqualand Flowers and Quiver Tree
14 Sep 2021
Sold for ZAR 967 300
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; Cape Kitchen Interior
4 Feb 2013
Sold for ZAR 891 200
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; View Over the Matopos
5 Jun 2017
Sold for ZAR 625 240
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; Silverfontein, Namakwaland
5 Mar 2018
Sold for ZAR 568 400
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; A View of Walker Bay from Roman Rock, Hermanus
9 Mar 2009
Sold for ZAR 557 000
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; Port St Johns
16 Oct 2017
Sold for ZAR 477 456
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; A View of the Hex River
6 Feb 2012
Sold for ZAR 401 040
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; Jaffa
6 Feb 2012
Sold for ZAR 401 040
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; Venice
16 Oct 2017
Sold for ZAR 397 880
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Hugo Naudé; Namaqualand in Spring
14 Mar 2016
Sold for ZAR 397 880
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.


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