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Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Rustenburg
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Lot 257

South African 1886-1957
Rustenburg
signed, dated 1914 and inscribed with the title
pastel and charcoal on card
32.4 by 42.5cm excluding frame

Sold for R 450 000
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 512 100

Estimate R 250 000 - 350 000


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Shortly after Pierneef’s death in 1957, the artist's good friend, Emil Schweickerdt, held an exhibition of the artist’s last works, including Rustenberg, at his gallery and framing shop in Pretoria, at the request of Pierneef’s widow May.1

1. JL Pretorius (1983) Kunshandel in Johannesburg en Pretoria met Besondere Verwysing na E Schweikerdt (Edms) Bpk, University of Pretoria, unpublished Master's dissertation.


Bought by the current owner's father at a Lezard & Co auction, Pretoria, 1959.


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