Important South African and International Art

Johannesburg  |  4:00pm Mon 7 Nov 2016


Select a Session

Go to Lot

Click on the image to zoom

Lot 2

South African 1886-1957
plate size: 14,5 by 19cm

Sold for R 28 000
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 31 831

Estimate R 15 000 - 20 000

Click here to view all the results

 View a Condition Report

Roots, a very rare line etching by Pierneef, has seldom appeared on the secondary market. Better known for his black and white linocuts of South African homesteads and indigenous trees, in the present lot Pierneef instead focused on an extensive, intricate root system. The close-up view is unusual for the artist, as he was more interested in the expansive vista of the landscape. The decorative patterns made by the exposed roots certainly attracted the artist, as he chose a similar subject for a linocut, Drakensburg Mountains and Tree Stumps.

FL Alexander. (1974) South African Graphic Art and its Techniques. Human & Rousseau Publishers. Illustrated on page 223.

Gerard De Kamper & Chris De Klerk. (2014) JH Pierneef in Print. Bela Bela: Dream Africa Productions and Publishing. Illustrated on page 130.

Lot Images Select an image below to view

Other lots that might interest you

Lot 5
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef
Portret van n Voortrekker (Nilant 136)

R 15 000 - 20 000

Lot 204
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef
Extensive Landscape in Pink, Orange and Rose

R 250 000 - 350 000

Lot 218
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef
Village with Mountains Beyond

R 180 000 - 240 000

Lot 209
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef
Landscape with Clouds

R 180 000 - 240 000

Lot 10
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef

R 25 000 - 40 000

Lot 16
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef
The Farmstead

R 20 000 - 30 000