Live Auction, 7 October 2019

Sold for

R 341 400
Lot 588
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Willow Trees on a River Bank

Lot Estimate
R 300 000 - 500 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 341 400

About this Item

South African 1886-1957
Willow Trees on a River Bank
signed and dated 28
oil on artist's board
29,5 by 39,5cm excluding frame

Notes

A recurring theme in Pierneef's work is the willow tree, referred to by Pierneef as 'wilkers', along the Vaal River and especially along the pools formed by the Pienaars River on the farm Roodeplaat, north of Pretoria - although Pierneef always called it 'Rooiplaat'.

DM Joubert (1990) Preface, in JH Pierneef: His Life and His Works. PG Nel (ed.) Perskor: Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Provenance

Stephan Welz & Co in Association with Sotheby's, Johannesburg, 4 November 1991, lot 281.

Private Collection.


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