Online-Only Auction, 31 May - 7 June 2021

Sold for

R 4 925
Lot 131
Barbara Jeppe; Star crest (Iris)

Lot Estimate
R 3 000 - 5 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 4 925

About this Item

South African 1921-1999
Star crest (Iris)
signed in pencil in the margin; inscribed with the title in pencil in the margin (hidden by mount)
watercolour on paper
46 by 35cm excluding frame; 75,5 by 62,5 by 3cm including frame


The present lot is one of 39 life-size watercolour paintings of irises from around the world produced for the artist's monograph on this flamboyant genus.

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 de-accessioning 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.


FirstRand Collection.


Barbara Jeppe (1999) Irises, Pretoria: Umdaus Press, illustrated in colour.

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