Important South African and International Art

Live Auction, 13 November 2017

Session Two
  • Bronwen (Jinny) Heath; Interior with Moroccan Carpet

Lot Estimate
ZAR 35 000 - 50 000

About this Item

British/South African 1944-
Interior with Moroccan Carpet

signed and dated '85; signed and inscribed with the title on the reverse

oil on canvas
257 by 109cm excluding frame


Bronwen (Jinny) Heath studied at the University of Natal under her parents, Jack and Jane. If her still life paintings show the quiet restraint and discipline of her mother’s work, the present lot, a door-shaped view into the artist’s bedroom in the Heath’s family home, is no doubt influenced by the strict geometry and bold colour combinations of her father’s major pictures. Drawn to the potential of simple interior spaces, the artist creates a complex pattern of quadrate bursts of light, each in grades of yellow, gold and lavender, and each changing direction while crossing differently-angled planes. The ethereal beams of light, ever-enchanting, are off-set by the tactile, embroidered carpet below, intricately painted in pink, plum and indigo. Besides the obvious links to her parents’ work, Interior with Moroccan Carpet is a beautifully lit if sharper-edged picture in the tradition of the great French Intimists, Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard.

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