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SA Auction #101 begins on 25 Aug 2022

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Bertière (Denise)


Published: John Matterson of Bushdrifters, Maun, Botswana, 1990

Edition: 1st

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50pp. Wiro-bound 'sketchbook', illustrated in colour throughout on heavy matt-art paper. A rather scarce portfolio of 22 of the artist's Okavango Delta Safari watercolours.

Inscribed by artist to front page and also signed by artist on last page.

Slight 'dog-ear' crease to front cover board. Else very good.

"Bertiere, back from Botswana where she indulged in her most compelling passion "the landscape safari". Carrying her paint-box over her shoulder, she ran from one bank to another across the wet and wandering delta of the Okawango to capture the ceaseless movements of the varied and abundant fauna and trap the dazzling light of Africa as well as its lush vegetation. The fresh wet reeds, the groves of palmtrees and the green gleaming water-lilies have all fallen into the artist's nets. The naively mischievous monkeys, the elephants in their majestic strength were all captured by her precise pen. Even whole villages of strawhuts have surrendered to her sharp eye. The graphism and colours of this artist capture the eye and make this wild land present and familiar." - Nelly Bouteliere.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 200mm x 200mm x 8mm
  • Sold By: Booktown Africana
  • Contact Person: Chris Shelton
  • Country: South Africa
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