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Foley, H (signed by)

A Xhosa Woman

Published: ca 1850

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290 x 195 mm. Pencil drawing of a basket-toting Xhosa woman wearing a blanket or kaross. Light crease to top left corner, not touching image. Very good condition.

The picture originates in a set of documents dating from the Eastern Cape Frontier Wars, and is captioned 'A Caffre Woman'. Members of the Foley family were resident in Grahamstown from the early part of the nineteenth century. The sketch is a lifelike depiction of a typical tribeswoman during the subjugation of the Cape colony's eastern frontier.

  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 290 x 195 mm
  • Sold By: Christison Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Lindsay Christison
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 041 371 4844
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT, Paypal
  • Trade Associations: SABDA, IOBA


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