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About this Item
For an article in Trek magazine, artist May Hillhouse wrote of Laubser: “In her portrayal of the South African countryside, Maggie Laubser has drawn upon a deep human understanding to recreate for us her paintings of the ducks, the geese, the peasants surrounding her. It is the essence of the material thing that she offers us, a deep sense of the inner reality which transcends natural appearance. There is a stressing of essential form in the subjects chosen rather than the accidental differences of one being and thing from another. The paintings of ducks and geese are in a sense all ducks and geese ... It is in this regard that Maggie Laubser shows creative and visual force … there is a union of the artist with her motif, harmonising the expression into a concrete unity of subject and feeling.”1
- Muller Ballot (2016) Maggie Laubser: A Window on Always Light. Stellenbosch: Sun Press, page 232.
Acquired from the artist by the current owner's mother and thence by descent.
Dalene Marais (1994) Maggie Laubser: Her Paintings, Drawings and Graphics. Johannesburg and Cape Town: Perskor, illustrated on page 355, catalogue number 1562.