Wednesday, September 14, 2011

No 298 Jan van Riebeek

Jan van Riebeeck
6x6 Oil on gessoed board
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You can see a part of Table Mountain on the left of Jan van Riebeeck.

On 18 May 1899, a statue of the first European to settle at the Cape, Jan van Riebeeck, was unveiled. The statue stands on Heerengracht Street in Cape Town. It was sculpted in bronze by John Tweed and donated to the city by Cecil John Rhodes, a politician and financier of the late 19th century.

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1 comment:

  1. Lovely painting Robin. Very powerful colours. Good drawing as well. Well done. All the best Robin.