Alfred Neville Lewis (South African, 1895-1972) The peach pickers, Franschhoek

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Lot 42*
Alfred Neville Lewis
(South African, 1895-1972)
The peach pickers, Franschhoek

Sold for £ 56,250 (US$ 71,058) inc. premium
Alfred Neville Lewis (South African, 1895-1972)
The peach pickers, Franschhoek
oil on canvas
102.5 x 153cm (40 3/8 x 60 1/4in).

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  • PROVENANCE
    Friedrich Prinz zu Solms-Baruth, brother-in-law of the artist
    Purchased from the above by the current owner


    This lot is accompanied by a copy of a letter, dated April 2012, from artist's son, Frederick Henry Lewis, authenticating the work.

    Born in Cape Town, Neville Lewis studied at the Slade School in London 1914-16 and was heavily influenced by the work of Sir Augustus John (1878-1961). He served in the British army in France and Italy 1916-18, after which he took a studio in London 1919-1938, where he forged his career as a portrait painter. He was appointed an Official War Artist 1940-1943, and after the war settled near Stellenbosch, where the present lot was painted in the late 1940s.
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