This delightful 20th-century oil painting by Italian artist Gian-Piero Garizio (b. 1931) depicts a row of period houses on Dorp Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa. It’s early Autumn, the buildings are radiantly lit, the old oaks a graduation of tones.
Garizio knew this street well as it’s steeped in history. It was once used as a wagon route for transporting goods and the architecture is referred to as Cape Dutch.
It’s easy to imagine the artist working in this shady spot as he tried to capture this extraordinary light-filled vista.
Medium: Oil on canvas Overall size: 43” x 30½” / 109cm x 78cm Year of creation: c. 1983 Condition: Artwork presents well with no issues. Frame with some light wear. Artist’s auction highlight: £1,460 achieved for an oil painting in 2006.