Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (South African, 1886-1957) Landscape
Lot 335*
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (South African, 1886-1957) Trees with kopje beyond
£50,000 - 80,000
US$ 84,000 - 130,000
Lot Details
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (South African, 1886-1957)
Trees with kopje beyond
signed 'Pierneef' (lower left)
oil on canvas laid to board
45.5 x 61cm (17 15/16 x 24in).

Footnotes

  • Deeply inspired by the South African landscape, Pierneef's work is characterised by harmonious compositions underpinned by an architectonic sensibility. In the present lot, a sun-bleached kopje balances the trees etched against the surface of the picture plane. Pastel tones of pink and mauve, green and ochre lend a softness and expansiveness to the work as a whole. For Pierneef, "harmony and light are complete beauty..."

    BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    P.G. Nel, JH Pierneef: His life and his work (Cape Town, 1990), p.116
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