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David Tomlinson; Leopard
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Lot 625

South African 1941-
Leopard
signed and numbered 4/6
bronze with a brown patina
70 by 143cm excluding frame

Sold for R 80 000
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 90 944

Estimate R 80 000 - 100 000


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"This sculpture was produced after a rare encounter with a female leopard in the wild. David was accompanied on his visit by an experienced tracker.  Here he describes his experience: 'We tracked her for about two and a half hours. Our tracker realised she was heading round a koppie (hill) so he rushed us to the top of the koppie to a shelf of rock where we lay in wait. After two and a half hours this animal walked right under us!  The leopard is such a regal creature, truly inspiring.'" Jenny Tomlinson (the artist's wife), January 2018.



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