Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts and Jewellery

including paintings from The Late Peter and Regina Strack Collection, The Property of a Lady and The Andrew Newall Collection of Chinese and Japanese Ceramics and Works of Art

Cape Town  |  9:30am Mon 7 Oct 2019


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Marjorie Wallace; Sad Evening
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Lot 508

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

This lot did not sell

Estimate R 40 000 - 60 000

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"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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