Alfred Neville Lewis (South African, 1895-1972) Portrait of a Malay girl 39.5 x 29 cm. (15½ x 11½ in
Lot 70*
Alfred Neville Lewis (South African, 1895-1972) Portrait of a Malay girl 39.5 x 29 cm. (15½ x 11½ in.)
Sold for £4,800 (US$ 8,067) inc. premium
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Alfred Neville Lewis (South African, 1895-1972)
Portrait of a Malay girl
signed 'Neville Lewis' u.r.
oil on canvasboard
39.5 x 29 cm. (15½ x 11½ in.)

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  • Provenance:
    Bothner's Gallery, 76 Pritchard St., Johannesburg;
    The collection of Walter Gostelli (1908-1961);
    Thence by direct descent to the current owner.

    Bibliography:
    Bosman, L. 'Historia vol IV', 1961, pg. 286.

    Lewis was influenced by the work of the British artist Sir Augustus John and the above work has very strong allusions to John's style. A portrait of a similar Malay Girl is illustrated on page 262 of E. Berman's, Art & Artist's of South Africa.
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