Important South African and International Art, Decorative Arts & Jewellery

Cape Town  |  10:30am Mon 5 Mar 2018


Select a Session

Go to Lot

David Tomlinson; Leopard
Click on the image to zoom

Lot 625

South African 1941-
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

Click here to view all the results
Request a Condition Report


"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.

Other lots that might interest you

David Tomlinson; The Great Crested Grebe
Lot 495
David Tomlinson
The Great Crested Grebe

R 15 000 - 20 000
Julius Mfethe; Baboons, two
Lot 499
Julius Mfethe
Baboons, two

R 7 000 - 10 000
Dylan Lewis; Leopard Crushing a Serpent
Lot 626
Dylan Lewis
Leopard Crushing a Serpent

R 600 000 - 900 000
Guy du Toit; Rooster on a Hat
Lot 496
Guy du Toit
Rooster on a Hat

R 25 000 - 35 000
Gladys Mgudlandlu; Cattle
Lot 478
Gladys Mgudlandlu

R 50 000 - 70 000
James Butler; Girl, Hands Folded
Lot 473
James Butler
Girl, Hands Folded

R 40 000 - 60 000