Important South African and International Art

Live Auction, 7 November 2016

Evening Sale

Sold for

ZAR 2 728 320
Lot 226
  • Irma Stern; Woman with Blue Headscarf


Lot Estimate
ZAR 2 000 000 - 3 000 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 2 728 320

About this Item

South African 1894-1966
Woman with Blue Headscarf

signed and dated 1956

oil on canvas
62 by 49,5cm excluding frame

Notes

Irma Stern's South African modernism combined elements of German Expressionism and Fauvism. Her portraits often played on the intrigue and exoticism of her sitters, but the artist never compromised on individual likeness or personality. The symbolic headscarf worn in the present lot might hint at the sitter's religion or background, but her unruffled, intimate gaze is as particular as it is unforgettable.

Provenance

The Collection of the Late Mrs Liselotte Hardebeck.

Purchased by the late owners from Gainsborough Galleries, 1956.

Exhibited

Gainsborough Galleries, Johannesburg, Irma Stern, 25 September 1956 - 8 October 1956.

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