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    Sale 7652

    Exploration and Travel

    25 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 101

    Cathcart William Methven (1849-1925)

    Village of Howick and Umgeni Falls. 360 ft.

    Price Realised  

    Cathcart William Methven (1849-1925)
    Village of Howick and Umgeni Falls. 360 ft.
    signed 'CW Methven' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    22 x 30in. (55.8 x 76.2cm.)


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    Methven settled in the vicinity of Howick for a short period after retiring in around 1920. Nigel Hughes dates the present work to the early 1920s and suggests that, due to its large size, it is probably Methven's definitive picture of the subject, one he painted several times for local settlers.

    For Methven's work, including a catalogue raisonné of the South African pictures, see N.S. Hughes, Colonial Views in Natal, Johannesburg, 2005.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    AFRICA AND ARABIA (Lots 101-122)


    PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN COLLECTION