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Sold for

R 796 600
Lot 632
George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Flight to Basutoland
  • George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Flight to Basutoland
  • George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Flight to Basutoland
  • George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Flight to Basutoland
  • George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Flight to Basutoland
  • George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba; Flight to Basutoland

Lot Estimate
R 250 000 - 350 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 796 600

About this Item

South African 1912-2001
Flight to Basutoland
signed and dated 60; inscribed 'Fleeing' and '"The Flight" (to Basutoland)' on the reverse and further inscribed with the artist's name and title on a South African National Gallery label adhered to the reverse
oil on artist's board
48,5 by 39cm excluding frame; 64,5 by 55 by 4cm including frame

Notes

"Painted after the Sharpeville riots in 1960, this image of a woman fleeing to Basutoland from the security police, is evocative of the Holy Family's flight into Egypt to escape Herod."1

1. Sarah Huddleston (1996) Against All Odds: George Pemba: His Life and Words, Jeppestown, Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball Publishers (Pty) Limited, page 115.

Provenance

Everard Read, Johannesburg, 11 March 1992.

Private Collection.

Exhibited

Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, The George Milwa Mnyaluza Pemba Retrospective Exhibition,  27 April to 28 July, 1996, catalogue number 75, illustrated on page 102, number 20, of the exhibition catalogue.

 

 

Literature

Sarah Huddleston (1996) Against All Odds: George Pemba: His Life and Words, Jeppestown, Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball Publishers, illustrated in colour on page 115.


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