Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (South African, 1886-1957)
signed 'JH Pierneef' (lower right); inscribed 'TER HERINNERING AAN OOM KLAAS / VAN PIERNEEF FEB 6 1932' (verso)
oil on board
53.5 x 64cm (21 1/16 x 25 3/16in).
- This lot is inscibed '...buite...en Prins Albert' (verso) and likely depicts a view in the Swartberg mountains and not the Brandberg as discussed in the catalogue footnote. It was painted in the same year Pierneef completed his commission for the Johannesburg station panels, which include two other views in the Swartberg: 'Meiringspoort C.P.' and the 'Swartberg Pass'.
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