1902 Print Nude Makalanga Maidens Water Jugs Costume Native Africa Tennyson XGT6

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This is an original 1902 halftone print of Makalanga women carrying water from a river to their village in Africa. The strong women balance the heavy water jugs on their heads. A glimpse of the river is visible in the background.

CONDITION

This 109+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. Light surface rub - left margin. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the verso. Also please note that there is a light black mark in the lower left margin, but it does not touch the image.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 4.75 inches; 14 x 12 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper has acquired this particular collection of unique halftone prints from 1902, which originated from drawings by Tennyson Cole throughout the 1896-1902 African excursions of author Dr. Carl Peters and his men. PetersÕ primary objective during this extended exploration was to prove that the most ancient civilizations had acquired their precious metals and other goods from South Africa. PetersÕ travels took him from the Lower Zambezi to the Upper Pungwe, down to the Sabi River and throughout the surrounding areas. The subsequent images that followed included illustrations of scenes Dr. Peters and his crew witnessed, which included views of Lupata, Manicaland, Bushman hieroglyphics, native wildlife, indigenous persons, hunting and fishing scenes and more.

This piece was illustrated by Cole, Philip Tennyson. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

Cole, Philip Tennyson

Philip Tennyson Cole (1862-1939) was born in England and was a portrait artist but also painted landscapes. He sought painting commissions throughout the domain of the British Empire and worked several times in countries in southern Africa. He was known to have glamorous art studios wherever he lived. He is sometimes referred to as Philip Cole or Tennyson Cole.

Keywords specific to this image: River, Pot, Clay, Jungle, Tribe

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