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Landscape Art, South Africa, Cape Town, Table Mountain, View, H.M. Pemberton, Antique Print, c. 1930s

$400

Hilda Mary (H.M.) Pemberton (1871-1957)
Table Mountain
British: c. 1930s
Hand-colored etching
Titled in pencil lower left and signed H.M. Pemberton lower right
6 x 8 inches, platemark and image
8 x 9.75 inches, overall
$400

Landscape view of Table Mountain, a distinctive flat-topped mountain and landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town, South Africa. It is shown as it looked in the early 1930s when the artist visited the region.

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Description

Hilda Mary Pemberton was a decorative designer, painter and printmaker, best known for her drypoints and etchings. She studied at Goldsmith’s College in London and exhibited in ten shows at the Royal Academy between 1897 and 1940, as well as at the Royal Cambrian Academy, Royal Scottish Academy and the Society of Women Artists. She was elected to the latter two organizations in 1922. At age 33 she married fellow artist Eli Marsden Wilson and the two settled in the British countryside. Pemberton visited Cape Town, South Africa in 1931-32 and created a major body of etchings based on her travels there. She also produced picturesque landscapes and views of buildings in Britain, portraits, flowers and book illustrations, producing her last known works in 1955.

Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning and wear. Upper left margin irregularly cut, still very ample, can easily be matted out.

References:

Pelteret, Robin. “Unrecognised Gems.” 13 December 2008. Pelteret. http://www.pelteret.co.za/pdf/research_notes/hilda_mary_pemberton.pdf (23 September 2011).

Wilson, Stephen. “Eli Marsden Wilson A.R.E., A.R.C.E. 1877 – 1965.” 8 January 2010. Ossett — the history of Yorkshire town. http://www.ossett.net/eli.html (23 September 2011).

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Century

20th Century