JH Pierneef: Close to Home

Live Virtual Auction, 25 July 2023

JH Pierneef: Close to Home

Sold for

ZAR 52 763
Lot 33
  • Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Dr Jorissen se Huis, Pretoria (Nilant 26)
  • Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Dr Jorissen se Huis, Pretoria (Nilant 26)
  • Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Dr Jorissen se Huis, Pretoria (Nilant 26)


Lot Estimate
ZAR 20 000 - 30 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 52 763

About this Item

South African 1886-1957
Dr Jorissen se Huis, Pretoria (Nilant 26)

signed, dated 1920 and inscribed 'impr' in pencil in the margin

linocut on paper
image size: 14,5 by 22cm; 31 by 42,5 by 2cm including frame

Notes

In 1948, just short of Pretoria’s centenary, Pierneef was commissioned by the City Council to paint fifteen scenes capturing the so-called Old Pretoria. The artist was well-placed to do this as he had started sketching the settler houses and surrounding landscapes before Union. Using his own historical source material then, which included a number of related linocuts and etchings, he was able to paint a unique visual record of a bygone period. The fact that he was a builder’s son, a fine architectural draughtsman, and deeply interested in vernacular buildings, gave the body of work even greater weight and archival value.

Literature

F E G Nilant (1974) Die Hout- en Linosneë van JH Pierneef, Cape Town: A A Balkema, another impression from the edition illustrated in black and white on page 56.

Gerard de Kamper and Chris de Klerk (2014) JH Pierneef in Print, Bela-Bela: Dream Africa, another impression from the edition illustrated in black and white on page 23, with the title House of Dr Jorrissen, Pretoria.

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