Gladys Mgudlandlu, Birds of the forest
Lot 233*
Gladys Mgudlandlu (South African, 1925-1979) Birds of the forest
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Gladys Mgudlandlu (South African, 1925-1979)
Birds of the forest
signed 'Gladys Mgudlandlu' (lower left),
gouache
41.5 x 51.5cm (16 5/16 x 20 1/4in).

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  • "Part of Mgudlandlu's rich heritage was the Eastern Cape bird lore. She knew the birds of the region intimately, called them friends and painted them... She was even called 'unontaka' (the bird lady). Although her birds appear imaginary, their habits and characteristics are identifiable."

    BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    E. Miles, Nomefanekiso, Who Paints at Night: The Art of Gladys Mgudlandlu, Vlaeberg, 2002, pp.41-42
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