Live Auction, 5 March 2018

Sold for

R 227 360
Lot 629
Johannes Meintjes; Leda

Lot Estimate
R 80 000 - 120 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 227 360

About this Item

South African 1923-1980
Leda
signed an dated 1947
oil on canvas
48 by 39cm excluding frame

Notes

Leda and the Swan is a subject from Greek mythology wherein Zeus, the king of the gods, approaches Leda disguised as a swan and seduces her. They had two children together, Helen and Pollux.

Provenance

Mr Johan Malherbe, Cape Town

Exhibited

Argus Gallery, Cape Town, Johannes Meintjes Exhibition, 16 to 28 June 1947, catalogue number 51, with the title Leda and the Swan.

Literature

Dagboek van Johannes Meintjes: Deel II: Feb 1947 - April 1951. (1972) Molteno: Bamboesberg-Uitgewers. Page 211, catalogue number JM 156.


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