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Lot 482
  • Johannes Meintjes; Portrait of Raymund van Niekerk
  • Johannes Meintjes; Portrait of Raymund van Niekerk
  • Johannes Meintjes; Portrait of Raymund van Niekerk
  • Johannes Meintjes; Portrait of Raymund van Niekerk

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ZAR 40 000 - 60 000
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About this Item

South African 1923-1980
Portrait of Raymund van Niekerk
signed and dated 54; inscribed on the reverse: 'This portrait is a painting of Raymund van Niekerk who later became the Director of the S.A. National Gallery in Cape Town. Portrait by Johannes Meintjes' signed 'Brian Proudfoot'; a Cape Times obituary from Tuesday, February 22, 2005 of Raymund van Niekerk adhered to the reverse
oil on board
40 by 30cm excluding frame; 63 by 53 by 5,5cm including frame

Notes

The following two entries in Johannes Meintjes Diary refer to Raymund van Niekerk:

18 Februarie, 1954

“Die dae is so aangenaam dat ek soms moet stilstaan om vir ‘n oomblik te wonder daarvan in te neem. Ek skilder deurgaans, teken portrette, gesels en kuier rond. Raymund wat tans soek na ‘n nuwe betrekking … is reeds ‘n week lank hier by my en gaan waarskynlik hierdie woonstel met my deel. Ons woon heerlik saam, en daar is geen twyfel meer nie; weer eens het ek ‘n vriendskap gekry soos P.M. – iets waarop ek skaars meer gehoop het. Eintlik is dit veel meer as daardie vriendskap, en dit sê baie. Op die oomblik is ek seker gelukkiger as wat ek in vyf jaar was.”

2 Maart, 1954

“Ek het onlangs drie portrette voltooi in olie – John McIntosh, Raymund en Stanley Falconer. Al drie is suksesse…”

Ibid, page 144.

Literature

Johannes Meintjes (1975) Dagboek van Johannes Meintjes Deel III: April 1951 - Junie 1955, Molteno: Bamboesberg-Uitgewers, page 144.

JM catalogue number 425.


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