Live Auction, 7 October 2019

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Lot 508
Marjorie Wallace; Sad Evening
  • Marjorie Wallace; Sad Evening

Lot Estimate
R 40 000 - 60 000
Selling Price

About this Item

South African 1925-2005
Sad Evening
signed; inscribed with the title on a label adhered to the stretcher
oil on canvas
80 by 64cm excluding frame


"I am sure that this painting was done between 1956 – 1959. The location is Jan (Rabie) and Marjorie’s apartment which was part of Cheviot Place, Green Point. They rented a section of Erik Laubscher’s home. They  were on the second floor and Erik and Claude (Bouscharain) downstairs.

Sad Evening might refer to the news of Harold Bloom and/or Albie Sachs leaving the country for London, for political reasons. The Suppression of Communism Act was in force and they were, at the time, Communists and had been given days to escape the gaze of the then Security Police.  Both Harold and Albie were very close to Marjorie and she shared, their political sentiments."

Amanda Botha, 2019.

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