International Art Auction

June 14, 2011

LOT 289
Ruth Prowse (1883-1967)
  • Ruth Prowse (1883-1967)

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Ruth Prowse (1883-1967), South African

BACKVIEW OF HOUSE AT LEKKERWIJN

Oil on canvasboard; signed with initials and dated ‘56 lower right
12" x 15.75" — 30.5 x 40 cm.

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $5,520
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

The House at Lekkerwijn was the family residence of the Prowse family who sponsored Ruth in her painting. This scene depicts the back of the house from a view across the fields showing the landscape, indigenous trees and mountains set behind the residence. The residence is still occupied by the Prowse family today.

Provenance:

Family of the artist in London, England;
By descent to the present owner, Toronto

Additional Info:

Department: International Art
Medium: Paintings
Signed