Gerard Sekoto (South African, 1913-1993) Portrait of a boy 41.5 x 33 cm. (16 1/4 x 13 in.)
Lot 574
Gerard Sekoto (South African, 1913-1993) Portrait of a boy 41.5 x 33 cm. (16¼ x 13 in.)
Sold for £25,200 (US$ 42,356) inc. premium
Lot Details
Gerard Sekoto (South African, 1913-1993)
Portrait of a boy
signed 'G Sekoto' l.r.
oil on canvas
41.5 x 33 cm. (16¼ x 13 in.)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Given by the artist to Guy & Thelma Routh (1916-1993);
    By direct descent to the current owners.

    This painting possibly belongs to Sekoto's post-Senegal period, circa 1968, but may also date as early as 1953. It is difficult to date as it forms part of the portrait series which runs throughout his career. This a particularly charming portrait and one senses that the sitter actually existed, as though Sekoto knew this little boy, rather than as a figment of his imagination.

    We are grateful to Barbara Lindop for her assistance in the preparation of this catalogue.
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