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

Live Virtual Auction, 8 - 11 November 2020

The Tasso Foundation Collection

Sold for

ZAR 227 600
Lot 391
  • Eleanor Esmonde-White; Olive Pickers, Corfu
  • Eleanor Esmonde-White; Olive Pickers, Corfu
  • Eleanor Esmonde-White; Olive Pickers, Corfu
  • Eleanor Esmonde-White; Olive Pickers, Corfu
  • Eleanor Esmonde-White; Olive Pickers, Corfu


Lot Estimate
ZAR 200 000 - 300 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 227 600

About this Item

South African 1914-2007
Olive Pickers, Corfu

signed

oil on canvas
57,5 by 86cm excluding frame; 75,5 by 103,5 by 5,5cm including frame

Notes

‘Living in Corfu I am even more driven to paint women, because they are the backbone of Greek society. They are splendid, splendid people. The men sit around all day in the cafes drinking coffee and ouzo and it is the women who do all the work. They are the ones who work in the fields, you see them trudging home leading heavily laden donkeys. They work very very hard andI have recorded them.’1

1.  Leanne Raymond (2015) Eleanor Esmonde-White, Paarl: Main Street Publishing, page 132.

Provenance

Strauss & Co, Cape Town, 12 October 2015, lot 505.

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

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