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Live Virtual Auction, 8 - 11 November 2020

The Tasso Foundation Collection
  • Pieter Wenning; Pomegranates, Bottle and Wine Glass
  • Pieter Wenning; Pomegranates, Bottle and Wine Glass
  • Pieter Wenning; Pomegranates, Bottle and Wine Glass
  • Pieter Wenning; Pomegranates, Bottle and Wine Glass
  • Pieter Wenning; Pomegranates, Bottle and Wine Glass


Lot Estimate
ZAR 350 000 - 500 000

About this Item

South African 1873-1921
Pomegranates, Bottle and Wine Glass

signed and dated 1917; fragments of a South African National Gallery label adhered to the reverse

oil on canvas
26,5 by 39,5cm excluding frame; 46 by 59 by 4cm including frame

Notes

‘In his still-lifes, a form of expression which he alone was seriously pursuing, Wenning broke away entirely from the conventional representation of flowers in vases, and instead devoted his talents to such mundane objects as apples, pomegranates, bottles, inkpots, etc.’1

1.  Gregoire Boonzaier and Lippy Lipshitz (1949) Wenning, Cape Town: Unie-Volkspers, illustrated in black and white on page 50.

Provenance

Dr FCL Bosman, Pretoria.

Stephan Welz & Co in association with Sotheby's, Cape Town, 17 October 2000, lot 521.

The Tasso Foundation Collection of Important South African Art assembled by the Late Giulio Bertrand of Morgenster Estate.

Exhibited

South African National Gallery and Pretoria Art Museum, Cape Town and Pretoria, Pieter Wenning Retrospective, 1967, catalogue number 58.

Literature

Gregoire Boonzaier and Lippy Lipshitz (1949) Wenning, Cape Town: Unie-Volkspers, illustrated in black and white on page 52, plate 35.

J du P Scholtz (1973) DC Boonzaier en Pieter Wenning, Verslag van 'n Vriendskap, Cape Town : Tafelberg, illustrated on page 116, plate 68, with the title Stillewe met Bottel and Granate.

WEG Louw (n.d.) Pieter Wenning, in Our Art, Pretoria: Foundation for Education, Science and Technology, illustrated on page 16. 

 

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