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Pieter Wenning; Near Pretoria (Bishopscote)
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Lot 228

South African 1873-1921
Near Pretoria (Bishopscote)
signed with the artist's monogram; inscribed with the title on a label adhered to the reverse
oil on panel
25 by 45cm excluding frame

Sold for R 200 000
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 227 600

Estimate R 200 000 - 300 000


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Accompanied by a conservation report and letter of authenticity by Jan Middeljans, Conservator of Fine Art, National Museum of Cultural History, Pretoria. The painting depicts the house known as Bishop Bousfield House, and later Bishopscote, in Struben Street, Pretoria. At the time the painting was done, the house was occupied by Bishop Carter. Wenning was often accompanied on painting trips around Pretoria by his friend, JH Pierneef, who also made several sketches, linocuts and paintings of the house.

Mr Phillip Lapin

Mrs Esther Lapin (née Franks)

Professor Peter E Franks


The Individualists, Second Exhibition, Pretoria, 29 July – 1 August 1912.


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