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).
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.