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    Sale 2055

    Sporting and Wildlife Art

    3 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 154

    Willem Sternberg De Beer (South African, b.1941)

    A Caspian tiger lying on a rock below the Elburz Mountains, northern Iran

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    Willem Sternberg De Beer (South African, b.1941)
    A Caspian tiger lying on a rock below the Elburz Mountains, northern Iran
    signed 'WILLEM S DE BEER' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    19 7/8 x 13 in. (50.5 x 33 cm.)


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    Born in the Western Transvaal, South Africa, Willem de Beer studied at the University of Pretoria before devoting himself entirely to painting. In 1985, in order to find a wider audience for his work, he moved to England. His work is represented in the collections of H.R.H. has held many one-man exhibitions, including one in New York at the Sportsman's Edge Gallery. He is a member of the prestigious Society of Animal Artists.