Cape Town, 1862 (c)

George E L S Sanford

Cape Town, 1862 (c)
2 8 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

Cape Town, 1862 (c).

Watercolour from a box of 81 pictures by Lieutenant (later General) George E L S Sanford, Royal Engineers, 1859-1862.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands had ceded Cape Town to the British in January 1814. Its strategic position as the halfway point between Europe and Asia meant that prior to the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 almost every ship heading east docked at Cape Town. Sanford painted this view during a break in his voyage to take part in the 2nd China War (1857-1860).

Image Details

Negative No.
 
95671
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1978-04-47-3

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