17 September 1999
Thomas Baines (1820-1875)
Baobab Trees, near Tete
signed, inscribed and dated 'Baobab trees/near Tete/T Baines/Walvisch Bay/May 7 1861/natives carrying/bundles of small poles/for building houses' (lower left)
10 x 14in. (25.4 x 35.6cm.)
Charles John Andersson (1827-1867) and by descent to the present owner.
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J.P.R. Wallis, Thomas Baines, Cape Town, 1976, illustrated in colour opposite p.17.
Although painted in South West Africa in 1861, shortly before Baines set out on Chapman's Zambesi expedition, the subject is from Livingstone's Zambesi expedition of 1858-9.
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