Thomas Baines. Attack on the Amatolas, June 1851
Oil on canvas
Thomas Baines. From the top of Hill Street, Grahamstown, 1848

Artworks in The Brenthurst Library complement the collection of published works and manuscripts in their subject coverage. They are visual depictions by well-known artists, local and visitors, of southern Africa - its history, geography, people and natural splendours, from the seventeenth century to the present. The collection comprises original works in a variety of media - watercolour, pencil and oil - as well as prints, including engravings, lithographs and etchings, of historical importance.

Melton Prior. Locusts passing through Pritchard Street, March 26, 1896
Charles Davidson Bell. Cape washerwomen, 1833
William Hodges. A view of Table Mountain and Cape Town, 1785
Hand-coloured aquatint
Ellaphie Ward-Hilhorst. Pelargonium cucullatum, 1980

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