Still life with bignonia and Port St John's creeper signed and dated 'Irma Stern 1936' (upper right) oil on canvas 60 x 50cm (23 5/8 x 19 11/16in).
PROVENANCE: Acquired directly from the artist circa 1940 Thence by direct descent to the current owner
Stern's still lifes were among her most favoured work and comprise some of her most sumptuous images.
As Marion Arnold states in her monograph: "Most of Stern's still lifes have flowers and testify to her deep love of natural forms and her own garden. Working in the studio with the flower-piece, as opposed to the landscape, Stern - as an artist - controls nature by selecting, structuring and arranging blooms informally to display their colour and personality".
BIBLIOGRAPHY: M. Arnold, Irma Stern: A Feast for the Eye, (Vlaeberg, 1995)