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Lot 28
Irma Stern (South African, 1894-1966) Woman in the harem
Sold for £51,650 (US$ 86,814) inc. premium
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Irma Stern (South African, 1894-1966)
Woman in the harem
signed and dated 'Irma Stern 1945' (lower right)
gouache and pastel
37 x 29cm (14 9/16 x 11 7/16in).
within original raffia mount

Footnotes

  • "The women sat on the floor in saris, in all colours imaginable, combining the most absurd colours and yet looking most beautiful, like a heap of multi-coloured gems shaken together."

    The present work is similar in date and subject matter to Lady of the Harem, sold at Sotheby's Johannesburg, 21 November 2006.

    BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    I. Stern, Zanzibar, (Pretoria, 1948), p. 87
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