'An African woman' by Thomas Medland

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'An African woman'
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Print size 28.0 x 35.5 cm
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19.3 x 30.5 cm
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'An African woman'
Thomas Medland
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© The Royal Society


Portrait of a woman of the Kora (or Korana) tribe living near the Orange River, South Africa. She bears a baby in one arm and is shown holding a ceramic jar on her head. A village can be seen in the background. Plate 18 from the book A voyage to Cochinchina, in the years 1792 and 1793...to which is annexed an account of a journey, made in the years 1801 and 1802, to the residence of the chief of the Booshuana nation...southern Africa...by John Barrow (London, 1806). Printed below: "Drawn by S. Daniell Engraved by T.Medland. An African Woman. Publish'd June 4th, 1806, by Messrs.Cadell & Davies, Strand, London". The artist Samuel Daniell accompanied the expedition of William Somerville and Petrus J Truter (1775-1867) from Cape Town in South Africa (then the Cape Colony) north to the border of modern Botswana in 1801-1802. William Somerville (1771-1860) was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1817.

Original: aquatint. 1806

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