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Lot 540

South African 1886-1957
An Extensive Mountain Landscape
signed
oil on board
22 by 29.5cm excluding frame

Sold for R 330 000
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 375 540

Estimate R 200 000 - 300 000


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This painting belonged to Duncan Stuart Linney of Loch Linney in southern Scotland, who was employed in South Africa as a school inspector by the then Transvaal Boer government and assisted with educational reforms.

Linney bought this painting from Emil Schweickerdt in Pretoria and it has remained in the possession of Linney's family since.  Schweickerdt, who had established his art and framing business in 1902, was an early patron of local artists. In 1912 he bought Pierneef's first oil painting, Meintjieskop - the beginning of an association that lasted throughout Pierneef's lifetime.


Emil Schweickerdt, Pretoria.

Duncan Stuart Linney and thence by descent.

Guus Röell and Deon Viljoen, Cape Town, 2010.


Guus Röell and Deon Viljoen (2010) Uit Verre Streken, Cape Town and Maastricht: Pietermans Drukkerij, Lanaken, Belgium. Illustrated in colour as catalogue number 19.


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