Francois Krige (South African, 1913-1994) Spanish girl
Lot 112*
Francois Krige (South African, 1913-1994) Spanish girl
Sold for £15,600 (US$ 26,193) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Francois Krige (South African, 1913-1994)
Spanish girl
bears authentication stamp signed by Sylvia Krige (widow of the artist) and Suzanne Fox (sister of artist) and dated 25th March 2000 (verso)
oil on canvas
52.5 x 42.5cm (20 11/16 x 16 3/4in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Acquired directly from the artist by the current owner


    A similar work is illustrated in J. Fox, The life and art of Francois Krige, (Vlaeberg, 2000), p.126

    "In a broad range of portrait studies, Krige shows himself to be a demanding artist. Few of the sitters seem entirely comfortable, and silence seems to surround them as if they were not supposed to speak. In Hillary and Spanish Girl this silence enhances the serenity of their facial features providing a more relaxed accommodating space around the sitters." (Ibid, p.135)
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