July ART

Timed Online Auction, 28 June - 8 July 2024

Impression/Expression

Sold for

ZAR 140 700
Lot 248
  • Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Miershope, S.W.A. (Nilant 113)
  • Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Miershope, S.W.A. (Nilant 113)
  • Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Miershope, S.W.A. (Nilant 113)


Lot Estimate
ZAR 20 000 - 30 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 140 700
Location
Cape Town

About this Item

South African 1886-1957
Miershope, S.W.A. (Nilant 113)

signed, dated 1928, numbered 23/50 and inscribed 'impr' in pencil in the margin

woodcut on paper
image size: 19,5 by 13,5cm; 45,5 by 37 by 4cm including frame

Notes

Pierneef made a life-changing trip to the then South West Africa in 1923. The seemingly endless horizons, the sense of isolation, the weathered and handsome veld, and the unique light – above all – moved him. During this first visit, and throughout the second one the following year, he travelled and sketched ceaselessly, recording beautiful vignettes for later linocuts and studio paintings.

Literature

F E G Nilant (1974) Die Hout- en Linosneë van JH Pierneef, Cape Town: A A Balkema, another impression from the edition illustrated in black and white on page 148.

Gerard de Kamper and Chris de Klerk (2014) JH Pierneef in Print, Bela-Bela: Dream Africa, another impression from the edition illustrated in black and white on page 105, with the title Anthills in South West Africa.

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