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Lot 540

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

Sold for R 150 000
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 170 700

Estimate R 160 000 - 180 000


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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.


Mrs Lategan, Johannesburg

Dr and Mrs T Burger, Stellenbosch


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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