Modern and Contemporary Art with a focus on The Fairest Cape

Online-Only Auction, 23 - 28 November 2022

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The Fairest Cape
About the Session

The Cape Peninsula has been given many names throughout history. In 1488 Vasco da Gama named it the Cape of Storms and Prince Henry the Navigator gave it the name Cape of Good Hope. But it was the English Admiral, Sir Francis Drake, who gave this south-western most point of Africa the most appropriate name when he declared in 1579, “This Cape is a most stately thing, and the fairest Cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth”.   

These words still ring true today. The November auction has a large body of work devoted to this exceptional part of the world.  


Sold for

ZAR 21 105
Lot 8
  • Jan Ernst Abraham Volschenk; The Hut (in Riversdale Valley)
  • Jan Ernst Abraham Volschenk; The Hut (in Riversdale Valley)
  • Jan Ernst Abraham Volschenk; The Hut (in Riversdale Valley)


Lot Estimate
ZAR 18 000 - 24 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 21 105

About this Item

South African 1853-1936
The Hut (in Riversdale Valley)

signed and dated 1912; signed, dated 1912 and inscribed with the title on the reverse

oil on canvas
18 by 34,5cm excluding frame; 31 by 47,5 by 5,5cm including frame

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