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Edith Struben (1868-1936) - Early 20th Century Watercolour, Luncarty, Cape Town

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A charming and finely detailed watercolour setting by the listed South African artist and botanical illustrator Edith Frances Mary Struben (1868-1936). Depicting a large house surrounded by flowers and trees, it is most likely that this work shows the rear of the artist's home Luncarty House, in Newlands, Cape Town. Struben was renowned for her gardens at the property, and a similar raised segmental pediment shown here at the upper story can be seen on photographs the front of her house. On wove laid to thick card. Signed.


In very good condition overall. There is some minor surface discolouration, and light foxing to the left side.


32.5 x 47.1cm (12.8" x 18.5")
Sheet: 37 x 51.3cm (14.6" x 20.2")

Artist Biography

Edith Struben (1868-1936) was a South African botanical illustrator and painter. She was the eldest daughter of Harry Struben, a pioneer gold miner on the Witwatersrand. Edith studied fine art in Paris, Rome and London, returning to South Africa in 1901 and exhibiting her watercolour landscapes regularly. She became one of the first members of the South African Society of Artists. Her works are in the collections of the Africana Museum in Johannesburg, the Pretoria Art Museum and the South African National Gallery in Cape Town.

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Code pq980
Artist Edith Struben (1868-1936)
Date Early 20th Century
Dimensions 32.5 x 47.1cm
Framed No
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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