Evening Sale: Modern and Contemporary Art

Live Virtual Auction, 19 September 2023

Modern and Contemporary Art

Sold for

ZAR 462 100
Lot 179
  • Neil Rodger; Girl Seated on a Chair
  • Neil Rodger; Girl Seated on a Chair
  • Neil Rodger; Girl Seated on a Chair

Lot Estimate
ZAR 300 000 - 500 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 462 100

About this Item

South African 1941-2013
Girl Seated on a Chair

signed and indistinctly inscribed with the date

oil on canvas
98,5 by 119cm excluding frame; 115 by 135 by 4,5cm including frame


Neil Rodger’s artistic style ranges from naturalism to hyper-realism and surrealism throughout his oeuvre. Striving to be timeless and refined, with references to the European artistic canon, his works have a quiet evocativeness about them. The present lot is a theme Rodger returned to over the course of his career: the female nude. The figure is half-dressed, lazily sprawled out on a large chair, and absentmindedly toying with her hair. The tactility of the fabrics is tantalising; one wants to reach out and touch the satin skirt and the velvet settee. While the focus is on the figure, Rodger has not neglected the background, filling it with supple curves and curls.


Acquired from the artist by the current owner, 1986.

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