Alexis Preller (South African, 1911-1975) Pony Trap on a beach, oil, 47 x 57 cm.
Lot 355*
Alexis Preller (South African, 1911-1975) The Duchess of Amalfi
£50,000 - 80,000
US$ 84,000 - 130,000
Lot Details
Alexis Preller (South African, 1911-1975)
The Duchess of Amalfi
signed and dated 'Preller '54' (lower right)
oil on canvas laid to board
47 x 57cm (18 1/2 x 22 7/16in).

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  • PROVENANCE:
    Sale, Stephan Welz & Co., Johannesburg, 17 May 1999, lot 287
    Acquired from Die Kunskamer, Cape Town, March 2003
    Private collection


    This whimsical painting of a pony trap on the beach recalls a very similar work exhibited as part of the Alexis Preller retrospective at the Pretoria Art Museum, 24 October – 26 November 1972. It is illustrated in the accompanying catalogue, plate 81. Preller travelled to Amalfi as part of a study-tour of famous murals in various Italian cities in 1953.

    BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    Alexis Preller Retrospective, exhibition catalogue, (Pretoria, 1972)
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