JOY COLLIER ( ). THE BRAAK STELLENBOSCH, FEATURING THE IN CAPE TOWN
Price: R 2.850
The really exciting thing about this original work is that it was used by the artist Joy Collier to illustrate the front cover of her first book which was on Stellenbosch, and which was published in . On the back is an original typed note by Joy Collier (see above). She writes as follows: "My drawing is now Africana since it was made in before the restoration of the Burgher House, on the right, and the destruction of the house between it and the Kruithuis". The work is a drawing in artist's pen with watercolour highlights. Mixed media. Picture is 27 cm x 11.5 cm. Original frame is 41cm x 29cm. After giving the matter a lot of thought, I believe that the drawing was sketched in but then signed and dated in preparation for the book. This original drawing was used as the basis for the cover illustration of the book, which was published in . The book is not included in this sale. The second hand signature at the bottom was dated , which was when the artist applied watercolour wash paint using the colours white green blue and brown, and probably sold the final original mixed media work with the typed note now found on the back. I can courier or post this picture for R99 We are Treasure House, a real brick and mortar shop selling Africana Art from the same address for over 17 years. Joy Collier was born in in London, England. Studied art in London and Geneva. Resided in SA from . She depicted landscapes, cityscapes, portraits, figures, genre and builidings. She worked mainly in ink and wash. She is represented in the Africana Museum, Johannesburg. Her books were Stellenbosch Revisited, ; Portrait of Cape Town, ; Frontier Post- The Story of Grahamstown ; The Purple and the Gold - the story of Pretoria and Johannesburg, .
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