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Cape Town, halfway to Sydney 1788-1870 : treasures from The Brenthurst Library Johannesburg / Historic Houses Trust
Bib ID 3561922
Format BookBook
Description Sydney : Historic Houses Trust, 2005 
[10] p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm. 
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"A new exhibition Cape Town: halfway to Sydney 1788-1870 will showcase for the first time outside South Africa over 150 rare artworks from the Oppenheimer familys̉ internationally renowned Africana collection at the Brenthurst Library, Johannesburg. The exhibition presents the rich tapestry of colonial Cape Town society and architecture, it explores Cape Towns̉ strategic importance in trade and political networks as well as early English explorations in the harsh interior of Southern Africa. Featuring exquisite watercolours and dramatic oils from South African artists such as Thomas Baines, Henry Clifford de Meillon and botanical artists John and Margaret Herschel along with delicate sketches, rare books and journals the exhibition documents a particular British way of seeing, documenting and living in the Cape Colony between 1788-1870. Visitors will be fascinated by the extraordinary connections between the two British colonial settlements of New South Wales and the Cape Colony. 'There were such strong ties that if something happened in Sydney, Cape Town knew about it virtually within weeks', said Head Curator, Susan Hunt" -- Website.

"Exhibition open: 14 May-7 August 2005"-- Back cover.

Curator: Susan Hunt.

Inlcudes bibliographical references.

Subjects Museum of Sydney on the Site of First Government House - Exhibitions.  |  Art, Colonial - South Africa - Exhibitions.  |  Painting, South African - Exhibitions.  |  Cape Town (South Africa) in art - Exhibitions.  |  Cape Town (South Africa) - History - 19th century - Exhibitions.  |  Cape Town (South Africa) - History - 18th century - Exhibitions.
Other authors/contributors Hunt, Susan  |  Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales
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