Maria Magdalena ("Maggie") Laubser (South African, 1886-1973) Woman seated with two cats
Lot 24*
Maggie (Maria Magdalena) Laubser (South African, 1886-1973) 'Woman seated with two cats'
Sold for £21,000 (US$ 32,625) inc. premium

Lot Details
Maggie (Maria Magdalena) Laubser (South African, 1886-1973)
'Woman seated with two cats'
signed with initials 'M.L.' (lower left)
oil on cardboard
38.5 x 46cm (15 3/16 x 18 1/8in).
together with the original labels from the Maggie Laubser retrospective exhibition

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Mr V.E. Mastromatteo
    Acquired directly from the above by Professor Murray Schoonraad
    Thence by direct descent to the current owner

    EXHIBITED:
    Cape Town, Pretoria and Johannesburg, Maggie Laubser Retrospective Exhibition, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, the Pretoria Art Gallery and the Johannesburg Art Gallery, 1969, cat no 24
    Pretoria, Pretoria Art Gallery, 1973, cat. 45

    LITERATURE:
    E. Delmont, Maggie Laubser (1975), p.38 (a)
    D. Marais, Maggie Laubser, (Johannesburg, 1994), illustrated, p.189, cat. no.555


    The present lot is also known as Bediende (Retrospective exh. cat.) and Servants and cats (Delmont).

    Prof. Murray Schoonraad played an important role in the establishment of the Art Archives, a research and documentation centre for South African art at the University of Pretoria, where he lectured in history of art. His publications include Walter Whall Battiss (1974) and New Group 1938-1954 (1988).
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