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Peter Clarke’s Painting Landscape with Sheep Sells for Record Amount At Auction


Listening to Distant ThunderA painting by the late Cape Town artist Peter Clarke recently sold for the record price of R700 000 at auction.

The painting, Landscape with Sheep, was sold at a Stephan Welz & Co auction.

Previously the highest price paid for a Clarke artwork was R600 000, the amount his Surfers at Strandfontein was sold for in February 2013. Clarke died this year, aged 84.

Four paintings by the acclaimed artist and writer from Ocean View, who died in April, aged 85, were sold as a part of a larger auction of South African and international art, jewellery and furniture.

Landscape with Sheep, painted in 1962, sold for R700 000 at the auction in Constantia, R400 000 more than its top estimated catalogue price of R300 000.

The painting depicts a farming scene from Tesselaarsdal in the Overberg, a region Clarke often visited in his youth.

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