Important Paintings, Furniture, Silver and Ceramics

Live Auction, 8 October 2009

Part II - Paintings, Watercolours, Prints and Sculpture

Sold for

ZAR 245 080
Lot 262
  • Bertha Everard; Cornfields, Kimpton
  • Bertha Everard; Cornfields, Kimpton

Lot Estimate
ZAR 100 000 - 150 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 245 080

About this Item

South African 1873-1965
Cornfields, Kimpton


oil on canvas
45 by 68cm excluding frame


cf Frieda Harmsen, The Women of Bonnefoi, The Story of the Everard Group, van Schaik, Pretoria, 1980, p 94, where a similar painting is illustrated.

Bertha Everard's compelling Cornfields (which hangs in the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg) was painted in 1924 when Bertha and her two daughters spent the summer painting wheatlands near Kimpton, a little village in Hertfordshire.  This painting "reads as a pleasurable exercise, and it reveals the artist's intuitive skill in placing expressive brush strokes and orchestrating colour.  Both paint and pigment are rich, the golden yellows, dark veridians and violet-tinged blues redolent of full, sultry summer." pp 94 and 95

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