Live Auction, 13 November 2017

Sold for

R 8 197
Lot 30
Philip Bawcombe; Naples (Dock Area) after the Bombing

Lot Estimate
R 7 000 - 10 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 8 197

About this Item

South African 1906-2000
Naples (Dock Area) after the Bombing
signed, dated '45 and inscribed with the title
pen, ink and gouache on paper
36 by 49cm excluding frame


While initially joining the South African forces as a member of the Camouflage Unit in 1939, Bawcombe spent the last years of World War II as an Official War Artist in Italy and the Middle East. His steady hand, trained in the decorating and film industries in Britain, made for particularly fine, emotive reportage.

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