Live Auction, 21 October 2013

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Lot 705
  • Dorothy Kay; Overhauling the tug

Lot Estimate
R 80 000 - 120 000
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About this Item

Irish/South African 1886-1964
Overhauling the tug "Talana"
signed
oil on canvas
63,5 by 59cm excluding frame

Notes

South African National Gallery label adhered to the reverse

Overhauling the tug “Talana” is one of three paintings leaning against the fireplace in an early photograph taken in Dorothy Kay’s living room, illustrated in Marjorie Reynolds' biography on Dorothy Kay, which the author refers to as “a number of very good paintings.”

Exhibited

South African National Gallery, Cape Town, Prestige Retrospective Exhibition, 26 June to 8 August 1982, catalogue number 12 with the title Tug 'talana' on the slipway

Literature

Reynolds, Marjorie. (1989) Dorothy Kay: Everything You Do Is A Portrait Of Yourself, A Biography, Rosebank: Alec Marjorie Reynolds. Pages 35 and 36.


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