Online-Only Auction, 22 - 30 November 2021

About the Session

Every month the Strauss & Co staff pick the favorite pieces on the sale. 

Sold for

Unsold
Lot 618
  • Maud Sumner; Houses, France
  • Maud Sumner; Houses, France
  • Maud Sumner; Houses, France
  • Maud Sumner; Houses, France
  • Maud Sumner; Houses, France


Lot Estimate
ZAR 100 000 - 150 000
Selling Price
Unsold
Location
Johannesburg

About this Item

South African 1902-1985
Houses, France
signed and dated 49
oil on canvas
57,5 by 71,5cm excluding frame; 69 by 82 by 4cm including frame

Notes

The proceeds from the sale of this lot will benefit the Walter Battiss Art Museum, Somerset East.

Walter Battiss was born in Somerset East on 6 January 1906. The museum that bears his name was opened on 24 October 1981 in the two storeyed, verandaed former British officers’ mess that the Battiss family ran as a private ‘temperance’ hotel from 1914 to 1917. It was founded with the artist’s personal collection and is one of the two largest Battiss collections in the country (the other being at the Wits Art Museum). Murray Schoonraad, Battiss’s friend and former pupil, assisted in gathering and curating the works for the museum, which include numerous works donated by artist friends and colleagues, including Maud Sumner. The donation from Sumner was announced in the local newspaper, the Somerset Budget, on 1 March 1984.


Other lots that might interest you
Ernest Forbes; Painted Lady Butterflies (Vanessa cardui, Formerly Cynthia cardui) on Thistle Plant (Cirsium vulgare)
Ernest Forbes
Painted Lady Butterflies (Vanessa cardui, Formerly Cynthia cardui) on Thistle Plant (Cirsium vulgare)
ZAR 4 000 - 6 000
Nils Andersen; Landscape with Farm Gate and Bluegums
Nils Andersen
Landscape with Farm Gate and Bluegums
ZAR 3 000 - 4 000
Ruth Squibb; Street Scene with Figures
Ruth Squibb
Street Scene with Figures
ZAR 2 000 - 4 000
Barbara Tyrrell; Ilala Palm (Hyphaene coriacea)
Barbara Tyrrell
Ilala Palm (Hyphaene coriacea)
ZAR 2 000 - 4 000
Esther Mahlangu; Ndebele Design (Brown and Yellow)
Esther Mahlangu
Ndebele Design (Brown and Yellow)
ZAR 4 000 - 6 000
George Boys; Abstract Composition in Brown
George Boys
Abstract Composition in Brown
ZAR 10 000 - 15 000