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Fine Original Artwork Oil Painting Kudu Antelope Wild Animal Bush South Africa
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- 1 Vintage artwork original late 20th century oil painting Greater Kudu Antelope wild animal roaming in the South Africa bush by a known artist painter G.UYS.
- Subject wildlife Kudu animal.
- Provenance fine art gallery label verso A. E Dutton & Son.
- Distinctly signed by a South African school artist G.UYS.
- This is one of his finer works of art.
- Wild-life accomplished artist painter.
- South African born self taught artist.
- He specialized in wildlife.
- He sketched and study the animals at close quarters in the wild bush.
- The greater kudu Tragelaphus strepsiceros is a woodland antelope found throughout eastern and southern Africa.
- Despite occupying such widespread territory, they are sparsely populated in most areas due to declining habitat, deforestation, and poaching.
- The greater kudu is one of two species commonly known as kudu, the other being the lesser kudu T. imberbis.
- Greater kudus have a narrow body with long legs, and their coats can range from brown/bluish grey to reddish brown.
- They possess between 4 and 12 vertical white stripes along their torso.
- The head tends to be darker in colour than the rest of the body, and exhibits a small white chevron which runs between the eyes.
- Greater kudu bulls tend to be much larger than the cows, and vocalize much more, utilizing low grunts, clucks, humming, and gasping.
- The bulls also have beards running along their throats and large horns with two and a half twists, which, were they to be straightened, would reach an average length of 120 cm 47 in, with the record being 187.64 cm 73.87 in.
- They diverge slightly as they slant back from the head.
- The horns do not begin to grow until the bull is between the ages of 6–12 months.
- The horns form the first spiral rotation at around 2 years of age, and not reaching the full two and a half rotations until they are 6 years old; occasionally they may even have 3 full turns.
- Greater kudus have a lifespan of 7 to 8 years in the wild, and up to 23 years in captivity.
- They may be active throughout the 24-hour day.
- Herds disperse during the rainy season when food is plentiful.
- During the dry season, there are only a few concentrated areas of food so the herds will congregate.
- Greater kudu are not territorial; they have home areas instead. Maternal herds have home ranges of approximately 4 square kilometers and these home ranges can overlap with other maternal herds
- Beautifully controlled brush work.
- Oil on board.
- A rather intriguing atmospheric imposing powerful scene.
- A great talking point with your guests.
- Set in a rather fine magnificent original gilt wood frame.
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- With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home display. Circa late 20th century 1970's.
- Condition report offered in fine used condition.
- Having some minor noticeable craquelure & foxing stains to the front painting surface in places.
- Some wear, various foxing on the back, scuffs to the frame commensurate with usage & age.
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Dimensions of the frame in centimetres approximate
50.5 cm High
7cm Depth thickness