Maggie (Maria Magdalena) Laubser (South African, 1886-1973)
Young girl with head scarf holding a protea signed 'M Laubser' (lower right) oil on board 50 x 44cm (19 11/16 x 17 5/16in).
LITERATURE: D. Marais, Maggie Laubser, her paintings, drawings and graphics (Johannesburg, 1994), illus. p.246, cat. no. 889, titled 'Portrait of a young girl with head scarf holding a protea; landscape with clouds in background'
At the time of the publication of Marais's catalogue raisonné the whereabouts of the present lot were unknown; only a photograph survived from the artist's inventory.