Live Virtual Auction, 28 June 2022

About the Session

Strauss & Co's latest live virtual sale takes place on Tuesday 28 June 2022 and includes three sessions of fine art, including a session devoted entirely to Abstract Art created in South Africa. The 308 lots available to browse, bid and buy in these curated sessions include prints, works on paper, paintings, sculptures, ceramics and books.

The first session offers Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art with a focus on Prints and Multiples, Works on Paper, Sculpture and Ceramics (lots 1 - 88).

Sold for

ZAR 23 450
Lot 62
  • Maggie Laubser; Portrait of a Girl wearing a Head Scarf
  • Maggie Laubser; Portrait of a Girl wearing a Head Scarf
  • Maggie Laubser; Portrait of a Girl wearing a Head Scarf
  • Maggie Laubser; Portrait of a Girl wearing a Head Scarf
  • Maggie Laubser; Portrait of a Girl wearing a Head Scarf
  • Maggie Laubser; Portrait of a Girl wearing a Head Scarf


Lot Estimate
ZAR 20 000 - 30 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 23 450

About this Item

South African 1886-1973
Portrait of a Girl wearing a Head Scarf
signed; a letter from the artist to Vanna Janse van Rensburg affixed to the reverse
charcoal on paper
37,5 by 28,5cm excluding frame; 59,5 by 45,5 by 1,5cm including frame

Provenance

Gifted to the current owner's mother-in-law, Vanna Janse van Rensburg (nee Verster), by the artist. Vanna was Maggie Laubser's god-daughter, as her mother, Bettie Verster, and the artist were good friends.

Literature

Dalene Marais (1994) Maggie Laubser: Her Paintings, Drawings and Graphics, Johannesburg: Perskor, illustrated in black and white on page 360, catalogue number 1593.


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