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Maggie Laubser; Lake Scene with Trees and Mountains, recto; Portrait of a Shepherd, verso
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Lot 691

South African 1886-1973
Lake Scene with Trees and Mountains, recto; Portrait of a Shepherd, verso
signed and dated '22
oil on board
49 by 58cm excluding frame

Sold for R 1 100 000
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 1 250 480

Estimate R 500 000 - 700 000


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cf. Welz, Stephan. (1989) Art at Auction in South Africa: Twenty Years of Sotheby's/Stephan Welz & Co, 1969-1989, Johannesburg: AD Donker (Pty) Ltd. a similar example illustrated in colour on page 121.

cf. Alexander, FL. (1962) Art in SouAh Africa: Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Work Since 1900, Cape Town: AA Balkema. A similar example illustrated on page 94, fig. 66.


Francois Petrus (Toon) van den Heever; gift to the current owner, Leonora van den Heever


Marais, Dalene. (1994) Maggie Laubser: her paintings, drawings and graphics, Johannesburg and Cape Town: Perskor. Illustrated on page 146, catalogue number 315; illustrated on page 211, catalogue number 690, with the title Portrait of an Old Man with Hat.

Van Rooyen, Johan. (1974) Maggie Laubser, Cape Town and Johannesburg: C Struik Publishers. Page 17:

'Oortmanspoort (the family farm) provided Maggie with models.  Old Booi, a centenarian Bushman shepherd and family retainer, became a regular subject of whom portraits were repeated from memory even in later years.'



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