Pieter Willem Frederick Wenning (South African, 1873-1921) The white farmhouse 45 x 61 cm. (17¾ x 24
Lot 23*
Pieter Willem Frederick Wenning (South African, 1873-1921) The White Farmhouse 45 x 61 cm. (17¾ x 24 in.)
Sold for £45,600 (US$ 74,513) inc. premium

Lot Details
Pieter Willem Frederick Wenning (South African, 1873-1921)
The White Farmhouse
oil on board
45 x 61 cm. (17¾ x 24 in.)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Ernest Lezard;
    The collection of Walter Gostelli (1908-1961);
    Thence by direct descent to the current owner.

    Bibliography:
    Boonzaier, G. & Lipshitz, L., Wenning, pub. (Cape Town, Unie-Volkspers) 1949, pl.77 (illust).
    Bosman, L., Historia vol IV, 1961, pg 291.

    Pieter Wenning was born in 1873 in The Hague and lived and worked in South Africa from 1905, he died in 1921 in Pretoria

    Wenning was the first South African artist to inspire a school of painting that fused his early admiration for "The Hague school" with his peotic response to the South African landscape. This "Cape Impressionism" was to become a highly influential style that was talken up by many artists such as Gregoire Boonzaier, Terence McCaw, Robert Broadley and many others.

    It was during his first visit to the Cape in 1916 that Wenning found his talent as a landscape painter. The landscapes are distinctive in their colour and construction and his bold use of colour accents and black outlines keep the surfaces alive, the use of the green pigment accent found in the above work was unique to Wenning's work.

Saleroom notices

  • This work is oil on canvas, and not oil on board as previously catalogued.
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