Birds of the forest signed 'Gladys Mgudlandlu' (lower left), gouache 41.5 x 51.5cm (16 5/16 x 20 1/4in).
"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