Thursday, 11 October 2012

Norbertine Bresslern Roth - Abroad

............ coming up for sale tomorrow at Lawrences Auctionioneers are these 3 prints by Norbertine Bresslern Roth (1891-1978), which have a different subject matter to her usual mix of exotic animals. These Northern African scenes are full of colourful locals, ponies, donkey and camels - if you are bidding, then they are lots 1660, 1661 and 1662, each has a £200-£300 estimate, which they should easily reach.

I don't know the history of these studies, from the subject matter and the palette of colours used, they must have been created at the same time - had she been on holiday to Morrocco ? and been inspired by the ethnic mix of cultures and colour.

She would not have been the first printmaker to study African culture - see my earlier posting on Mary Macrae White - link and Mabel Royds (1874-1941) must be mentioned for colourful print of Indian culture.

Any guess how much they will sell for ??

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