Tue, 30th Nov 2021 18:00

Modern & Contemporary Art | Johannesburg

 
  Lot 9
 

9

Samuel Daniell (United Kingdom 1775-1811)
Three Plates from the First Edition of African Scenery and Animals (1804-1805) including The New Theatre, Hottentot Square; Bosjesmans Frying Locusts and The Military Station at Algoa Bay

colour aquatints on paper

Artwork date: 1804/5, printed later
Signature details: each printed with the artist's name, publication date and information, artwork title and plate number in the margin

(Qty: 3)

plate size: 32 x 45 cm each; framed size: various sizes

Provenance:

Handspring Puppet Company.

Sold for R9,380
Estimated at R8,000 - R12,000


Condition report

The New Theatre, Hottentot Square.: The condition is very good. There are minor indentations on the paper, noticeably in the top left corner and along the bottom margin of the sheet, commensurate with age. The frame has one chip of 5 mm top right. Not examined out of frame, full report available on request.

The Military Station at Algoa Bay.: The condition is good. There are slight specs of foxing throughout, commensurate with age. Not examined out of frame, full report available on request.

Bosjesmans Frying Locusts.:The condition is excellent. There are minor indentations on the frame. Not examined out of frame, full report available on request.

In the signature detail it's indicated that all three plates are numbered, however; The Military Station at Algoa Bay's plate number is hidden beneath the framing mount. Please see complete plate numbers and dates for the artworks below:

The New Theatre, Hottentot Square. Plate number 10 (published on 20 November 1804).

The Military Station at Algoa Bay. (published on 20 December 1804).

Bosjesmans Frying Locusts. Plate number 26 (published on 15 October 1805).

Various framed sizes: 68.5 x 79.5 x 3 cm (The New Theatre, Hottentot Square.), 50 x 63.5 x 2.5 cm (The Military Station at Algoa Bay.), 66 x 77.5 x 2.5 cm (Bosjesmans Frying Locusts.)

Please note, we are not qualified conservators and these reports give our opinion as to the general condition of the works. We advise that bidders view the lots in person to satisfy themselves with the condition of prospective purchases.

 

colour aquatints on paper

Artwork date: 1804/5, printed later
Signature details: each printed with the artist's name, publication date and information, artwork title and plate number in the margin

(Qty: 3)

plate size: 32 x 45 cm each; framed size: various sizes

Provenance:

Handspring Puppet Company.

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Auction: Modern & Contemporary Art | Johannesburg, Tue, 30th Nov 2021

 

A focused collection of top historical, modern and contemporary artworks, this boutique-style sale presents impressive examples of South Africa’s best-known artists at auction. Included is a wonderful oil on canvas still-life by Irma Stern painted in 1936, an exquisite equestrian painting by Tretchikoff, 4 early watercolours by George Pemba, a monumental Villa from 1976 and 6 superb lots by William Kentridge. Also on offer are impressive contemporary works by Kate Gottgens, Phillemon Hlungwani, Wim Botha and Banele Khoza, amongst others.

Notably, the sale also includes works from the collection of the world-renowned Handspring Puppet Company. This collection maps much of the company’s creative, personal and professional journey and includes works by Kentridge, Pemba, Simon Stone and Zanele Muholi, amongst others.

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