The foundations of this house in lower Mowbray are circa 1785 or earlier. The house underwent structural changes and metamorphosis from cape Dutch to colonial in the 1800’s. Originally belonging to the Bloemendal Estate, the house belonged to a family for 100 hundred years until 2018, when it was sold back to the Bloemendal Estate again. The house has fallen into disrepair largely due to the building materials including the likes of horse hair and mud which has become impossible to fix. There is speculation that the house may soon be demolished. I’m glad I painted in time.
Typically of Cape Town suburbia, the electrical and telecommunication wiring is tacked on and layered up as the technology changes. The newest technology in the image is the fiber connection box on the right hand pole in contrast with the old school TV aerial on the roof.
Image size: 78.1 x 32.5 cm Limited Edition of 10, fine art print on smooth matt 230gsm archival paper
What you get:
One 84.1 x 38.5 centimeter limited edition (one of ten) art print, including a 3cm white border to accommodate mount board and framing – made from the original painting, and hand signed by the artist. All prints are wrapped for safe transport, and printed on acid free, Tecco PM smooth matt 230gsm archival quality paper.
Frame not included.