Important South African and International Art, Decorative Arts & Jewellery

Live Auction, 15 October 2018

Art: Evening Session

Sold for

ZAR 170 700
Lot 540
  • Maggie Laubser; Woman Harvester Resting among Sheaves


Lot Estimate
ZAR 160 000 - 180 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 170 700

About this Item

South African 1886-1973
Woman Harvester Resting among Sheaves
signed with the artist's initials and dated '20
oil on board
24 by 31cm excluding frame

Notes

This early work by Maggie Laubser, executed in Holland in 1920 before she returned to South Africa, depicts a motif that she would return to throughout her career: the harvest, as inspired by life on her family farms, Bloublommetjieskloof and Oortmanspoort. In a departure from her usual harvesting scenes, Laubser has instead portrayed this woman at rest and has rendered her in muted colours and simplified forms; imbuing the painting with the sense of tranquillity needed for a respite.

Provenance

Mrs Lategan, Johannesburg

Dr and Mrs T Burger, Stellenbosch

Literature

Dalene Marais (1994). Maggie Laubser: Her Paintings, Drawings and Graphics, Johannesburg and Cape Town: Perskor. Illustrated on page 150, catalogue number 333.

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