Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (South African, 1886-1957) The Old Drostdy, Tulbagh
Lot 32
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (South African, 1886-1957) The Old Drostdy, Tulbagh
Sold for £60,000 (US$ 100,753) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (South African, 1886-1957)
The Old Drostdy, Tulbagh
signed 'J.H. Pierneef' (lower left)
oil on board
59 x 70cm (23 1/4 x 27 9/16in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    William Hooper of Oudtshoorn
    Thence by direct descent to the current owner

    De Oude Drostdy was built in 1804-7 by Louis Michel Thibault (1750-1815), a French-born South African architect and engineer who designed numerous neo-classical buildings in the Cape Colony. One of the oldest buildings in Tulbagh, the Drostdy originally served as the colonial Magistrate's complex, and today is a national monument and houses the local museum. The building has been restored three times: after storm in 1822, fire in 1934 and earthquake in 1969. The present lot is therefore an important record of Tulbagh before the 1969 earthquake, which left much of the town destroyed.


    IMPORTANT NOTICE:
    The South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) has declared this lot a work of national importance and has declined a permit for its export. Therefore it is not subject to VAT on either the hammer price or the buyer's premium. It will be available for viewing at the Everard Read Gallery in Johannesburg, RSA, and will be available for collection from our Johannesburg offices. Please contact the department for further information.

Saleroom notices

  • This lot does not depict The Old Drostdy in Tulbagh. The title should instead read 'Cape Dutch cottage'. IMPORTANT NOTICE: The South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) has declared this lot a work of national importance and has declined a permit for its export. Therefore it is not subject to VAT on either the hammer price or the buyer's premium. It will be available for viewing at Gallery Momo, Johannesburg, RSA, and payment and collection should be made through our Johannesburg offices. Please contact the department for further information.
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