The Oliver Powell and Timely Investments Trust Collection

Live Virtual Auction, 20 September 2022

The Oliver Powell and Timely Investments Trust Collection
About the Session

Strauss & Co is pleased to present this extraordinary collection as the featured session this September Live Virtual Auction. An established insolvency practitioner with a passion for the arts, Oliver Powell's principal focus has been collecting South African painting, sculpture and works on paper made since 1950. Colour, graphic ingenuity and emotional weight are all attributes in an artwork that Powell is drawn to. Powell also emphasises the importance of his many encounters with artists. “There is so much value in meeting an artist,” says Powell. “Aspects and details of their life are reflected in what and how they paint.”


  • Herman van Nazareth; Portrait of a Man
  • Herman van Nazareth; Portrait of a Man
  • Herman van Nazareth; Portrait of a Man


Lot Estimate
ZAR 25 000 - 35 000

About this Item

South African 1936-
Portrait of a Man

signed; a plaque adhered to the front of the frame bears the artist's name; inscribed with the artist's name on the reverse

oil on board
69 by 62cm excluding frame; 80,5 by 73 by 6cm including frame

Provenance

Wolpe Gallery, Cape Town.

Private Collection.

Stephan Welz & Co in association with Sotheby's, Johannesburg, 30 July to 1 August 2007, lot 196.

The Oliver Powell and Timely Investments Trust Collection.

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