Istanbul signed and dated 'Irma Stern 1955' (lower right); bears inscription 'Istanbul 1955' (to stretcher verso) oil on canvas 69 x 81.7cm (27 3/16 x 32 3/16in). within a cast-iron wirework frame
The gouache Istanbul, 1955, in the collection of the Irma Stern Museum at UCT (catalogue no. 67 ref. C17 and included in the recent Stern by the Sea exhibition at Casa Labia in Cape Town), displays a very similar composition and may be a preparatory study for the present lot.