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    Sale 5808

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    8 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 183

    Allerley Glossep (1870-1955)

    The Drakensberg Mountains

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    Estimate

    Allerley Glossep (1870-1955)
    The Drakensberg Mountains
    signed and dated '.Allerley Glossep./.1917.' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    24 x 36¼in. (61 x 92cm.)


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    In 1900 Allerley Glossep left England and travelled to South Africa against her family's wishes, farming for a while at Klapmuts, near Paarl but later took up studios in Cape Town becoming an active member of the artistic community. During the years 1917 to 1924 she lived in Johannesburg but travelled the country widely painting the South African landscape and its inhabitants.

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