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Lot 314
(n/a) Irma Stern
(South African, 1894-1966)
Portrait of Dr Frederick Bodmer 58 x 47 cm. (22¾ x 18½ in.)

£ 12,000 - 18,000
US$ 16,000 - 23,000
(n/a) Irma Stern (South African, 1894-1966)
Portrait of Dr Frederick Bodmer
signed 'Irma Stern' and dated '1929' (lower left)
oil on canvas laid to board
58 x 47 cm. (22¾ x 18½ in.)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The collection of Dr Frederick Bodmer;
    Gifted to Dr James G. Taylor by Dr Bodmer in 1939;
    Thence by direct descent to the current owner.

    Dr Bodmer worked in the English Department at Cape Town University and was the author of The Loom of Language (Allen and Unwin, 1943), which was inspired by the communication problems between South Africa's speakers of English and Afrikaans .

    Dr Taylor was a professor of psychology, also at Cape Town University.
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