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