Modern and Contemporary Art

Timed Online Auction, 6 - 13 March 2023

Impression/Expression

Sold for

ZAR 17 588
Lot 195
  • Cecil Higgs; Two Figures
  • Cecil Higgs; Two Figures
  • Cecil Higgs; Two Figures


Lot Estimate
ZAR 15 000 - 20 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 17 588

About this Item

South African 1898-1986
Two Figures

signed

oil on canvas
24,5 by 24cm excluding frame; 32 by 32 by 3cm including frame

Notes

The present lot was a gift to the current owners from Professor Lionel Bowman.

Born in the Orange Free State, Lionel Bowman studied at the Royal Academy of Music. Throughout his career Bowman maintained a prestigious standard towards his craft; he earned prestigious medals and became the professor of piano at the University of Stellenbosch and co-authored 'The Magic Touch', subsequently leading him to become one of South Africa's finest musicians and being noted in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.1 Bowman passed away in 2006 at the age of 87. The current owners remember him as the kindest and most generous person that they had ever met.

1. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2006/nov/15/obituaries.readersobituaries, accessed 23 February 2023.

Provenance

Professor Lionel Bowman, thence by descent.

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