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Lot 501
David Botha; 177 Main Road, Paarl
  • David Botha; 177 Main Road, Paarl
  • David Botha; 177 Main Road, Paarl
  • David Botha; 177 Main Road, Paarl
  • David Botha; 177 Main Road, Paarl
  • David Botha; 177 Main Road, Paarl

Lot Estimate
R 100 000 - 150 000
Selling Price
Unsold

About this Item

South African 1921-1995
177 Main Road, Paarl
signed and dated '65; inscribed '177 Main Road Paarl, the home of Senator & Mrs JD Rossouw, parents of Mrs Ena Harvey. Painted on commission when the Harveys were stationed in Brussels, 1965.'; further inscribed '177 Main Road is a National Monument and the only South African home to have figured on a bank note of the Paarl, African Bank.' on the stretcher
oil on canvas laid down on board
49,5 by 64,5cm excluding frame; 70 by 83,5 by 3,5cm including frame

Notes

This building was home to the Western Province Bank and following the 1891 purchase by the African Banking Corporation, featured on their bank notes. The balcony was added in 1895. Standard Bank used the building until 1935.1

1. Paarl: The Pearl of the Winelands [Online] Available: https://www.paarlonline.com/paarl-activities/paarl-heritage/ [18 February 2020].

Provenance

Commissioned from the artist by the current owner's father in 1965 and thence by descent to the current owner.

 


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