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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
Auction Details
Lot Details
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


  • "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.

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