Live Virtual Auction, 14 September 2021

Sold for

R 73 970
Lot 49
David Botha; Cape Winter Scene
  • David Botha; Cape Winter Scene
  • David Botha; Cape Winter Scene
  • David Botha; Cape Winter Scene
  • David Botha; Cape Winter Scene
  • David Botha; Cape Winter Scene

Lot Estimate
R 70 000 - 100 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 73 970

About this Item

South African 1921-1995
Cape Winter Scene
signed and dated '70
oil on canvas laid down on board
49,5 by 74,5cm excluding frame; 78 by 102,5 by 6cm including frame


Pieter Wenning is widely regarded as the ‘father’ of South African impressionism but his spontaneous approach, with painterly techniques and emphasis on transient atmospheric light and weather effects, was shared by other so-called ‘first generation’ impressionist artists such as John Henry Amshewitz, Strat Caldecott, Gwelo Goodman, Hugo Naudé, Nita Spilhaus and Florence Zerfi. Their means of expression and choice of subject matter – mountain landscapes, Malay Quarter street scenes, Cape Dutch farm houses, fishermen’s cottages, and domestic still lifes – influenced a younger, even more progressive second generation that included Gregoire Boonzaier and Terence McCaw (energetic co-founders of the influential New Group in 1937), as well as Robert Broadley, Alexander Rose-Innes and Cecil Thornley Stewart. A third generation, including Adriaan Boshoff, David Botha, Errol Boyley, Herbert Coetzee, Titta Fasciotti, Conrad Theys, Chris Tugwell, Piet van Heerden and Gordon Vorster, continued the same concerns and means of expression into the second half of the twentieth century.

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