Important South African & International Art, Decorative Arts & Jewellery

Live Auction, 10 October 2016

South African & International Art

Sold for

ZAR 30 694
Lot 445
  • Pranas Domsaitis; Spring


Lot Estimate
ZAR 30 000 - 40 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 30 694

About this Item

Lithuanian/South African 1880-1965
Spring

signed with the artist's monogram

oil on canvas
59 by 80cm excluding frame

Notes

"Even as a child he found an outlet in art. Shy and sensitive, he kept to himself and did not enjoy the rough games of his more robust schoolmates. When he was older his father expected him to help on the farm, but on Saturday afternoons and Sundays, when everybody else in the little farming community came together, Domsaitis preferred to paint on his own, depicting farm scenes, landscapes and animals. Spring, a romantic impressionist painting done before he had any tuition, shows the surprising technical ability on which he concentrated at this stage."

Literature

Elsa Verloren van Themaat. (1976) Pranas Domsaitis, Cape Town and Johannesburg: Struik. Page 8, illustrated in colour on page 25.

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