An Oil on Board Depicting the Landscape of South Africa

An Oil on Board Depicting the Landscape of South Africa
Possibly the Drakensberg mountains
Signed T.M De Beer – in pencil to the reverse ‘South Africa 1910’
Size: 28cm high, 45cm wide – 11 ins high, 17¾ ins wide
After the end of the Boer War in 1910 the Transvaal, Natal, Orange Free State and the Cape Province were united to form the Union of South Africa, a dominion of the British Empire. Hailed as a colonial triumph for Asquith’s Liberal government as it kept South Africa within the Empire, the Union constitution also ensured that the Afrikaners would remain the dominant political force. The British thus failed to establish black political rights or protect the franchise enjoyed by limited numbers of Africans at the Cape. The Union did not lead, as the British had hoped, to a liberalizing of the South African system, but to white supremacists rule and apartheid.

An Oil on Board Depicting the Landscape of South Africa

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