Modern and Contemporary Art

Live Virtual Auction, 16 May 2023

Modern and Contemporary Art

Sold for

ZAR 1 715 625
Lot 22
  • Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Landscape with Mountains and Trees
  • Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Landscape with Mountains and Trees
  • Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Landscape with Mountains and Trees


Lot Estimate
ZAR 1 500 000 - 2 000 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 1 715 625

About this Item

South African 1886-1957
Landscape with Mountains and Trees

signed and dated 54

oil on board
45 by 60,5cm excluding frame; 74,5 by 90 by 6cm including frame

Notes

JH Pierneef sets a veritable stage in this late, consummate oil painting, dated 1954: left, a rocky embankment forming rising tiers, and right, a muddy and curving track, with remnants of water puddles after a recent downpour. In true Pierneef style, the middle ground, painted predominantly in lime green, is obscured by this interesting outcrop. Pink and purple cone-shaped mountains create a perfect backdrop to the whole scene. Unlike his more familiar compositions, such as the immediately recognisable bushveld views, the present lot has a rather dreamlike quality and sensibility. A stark, bare tree trunk juts skywards on the left, with curious trees dotted in the middle ground, resplendent with ochre, orange, brown, fawn and green foliage.

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