Live Auction, 13 November 2017

Sold for

R 19 326
Lot 32
Sydney Carter; East London Docks

Lot Estimate
R 10 000 - 15 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 19 326

About this Item

South African 1874-1945
East London Docks
signed; inscribed with the artist's name and title on a Pretoria Art Museum label adhered to the reverse
gouache on card
25,5 by 76cm excluding frame


In the early 1930s the Postal Services commissioned a number of South African artists to design murals for the main hall and public concourses of the new Post Office in Jeppe Street, Johannesburg. Sydney Carter submitted this watercolour. It illustrates part of the motto, By road, rail, sea and air that is carved on the façade of the building.

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