Live Auction, 30 June 2014

Sold for

ZAR 73 892
Lot 121
  • Stanley Nkosi; Stalking Leopard
  • Stanley Nkosi; Stalking Leopard


Lot Estimate
ZAR 30 000 - 50 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 73 892

About this Item

South African 1945-1988
Stalking Leopard
a unique work
bronze with a verdigris patina
height: 39,5cm

Provenance

The current owner acquired the sculpture by his late mother, Mrs Frances Winckworth, who ran The Downstairs Gallery from her private residence in Benoni in the 1970s. During this period, Winckworth held many exhibitions by aspiring artists, one such artist being Stanley Nkosi who, at the time, was studying under Cecil Skotnes. Mrs Winckworth felt that Nkosi showed outstanding skill and agreed to finance the cost of having two bronze sculptures cast. Stalking Leopard  is one of these works cast, a unique work, and was pruchased by Winckworth and added to her private collection.


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