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

Live Virtual Auction, 8 - 11 November 2020

Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art Part II

Sold for

ZAR 96 730
Lot 898
  • Maggie Laubser; Woman with Headscarf
  • Maggie Laubser; Woman with Headscarf
  • Maggie Laubser; Woman with Headscarf
  • Maggie Laubser; Woman with Headscarf
  • Maggie Laubser; Woman with Headscarf


Lot Estimate
ZAR 50 000 - 70 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 96 730

About this Item

South African 1886-1973
Woman with Headscarf

signed with the artist's initials

charcoal and pastel on paper laid down on card
54 by 41cm excluding frame; 87 by 72 by 2,5cm including frame

Notes

Jan Hugo and Sophie Charlotte Küpper came to South Africa from Germany, as members of the Moravian Mission Society. In1928, they settled at the society’s mission station at Mamre, in the Western Cape, where Jan ran the Mission’s general dealer store. At the time Maggie Laubser was living at Oortmanspost, the Laubser family farm, not far from Mamre, and she became acquainted with the Küppers. She stayed with them whenever she wanted to paint in the area and, in gratitude for the Küppers’ hospitality during these visits, Maggie would give her hosts one or more paintings.

The six artworks (lots 898–903) by Maggie Laubser on this sale were acquired by the family in this way, and they act as both a testament to the friendship between the artist and the Küppers, and a time capsule of the era in which they were produced.

 

Provenance

Gifted by the artist to the current owner's family.

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