Online-Only Auction, 22 - 30 November 2021

About the Session

A number of high-quality and desirable botanical, bird and wildlife artworks – all by established twentieth-century artists, including Dick Findlay, Johan Hoekstra, Bronwyn Mellor and Kenneth Newman – are being de-accessioned from the FirstRand (including FNB and RMB) corporate art collection as the acquisition policy is being streamlined to facilitate re-investing in contemporary South African art.

Sold for

ZAR 2 345
Lot 928
  • Liz McMahon; Blacksmith Plovers
  • Liz McMahon; Blacksmith Plovers
  • Liz McMahon; Blacksmith Plovers
  • Liz McMahon; Blacksmith Plovers
  • Liz McMahon; Blacksmith Plovers
  • Liz McMahon; Blacksmith Plovers
  • Liz McMahon; Blacksmith Plovers
  • Liz McMahon; Blacksmith Plovers

Lot Estimate
ZAR 2 000 - 3 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 2 345

About this Item

South African 20th Century
Blacksmith Plovers
signed and dated 1993 in pencil in the margin; inscribed with the title in the image
watercolour on paper
26,5 by 21cm excluding frame; 56,5 by 48,5 by 2,5cm including frame

Notes

FirstRand, including FNB and RMB, are long-term collaborators and partners with the creative arts across South Africa. Over the years, the different businesses have built significant collections, covering diverse art genres. The FirstRand Art Acquisition Policy has been streamlined and has resulted in the collection requiring deaccessioning of an extensive range of high-quality and desirable botanical, bird and wildlife artworks – all by established twentieth century artists.

All proceeds from these auctions will be re-invested in contemporary South African art.

Provenance

FirstRand Collection.

Literature

Michael Frazer (1995) Between Two Shores: Flora and Fauna of the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town: David Phillips, illustrations by Liz McMahon.


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