View of Table Mountain from Blouberg


Artist
Allerley Glossop (South African, 1870 – 1955)
Date
1911
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Work : 23 3/4 x 35 3/4 in. (60.33 x 90.81 cm)
Frame : 32 1/2 x 35 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. (82.55 x 90.81 x 8.89 cm)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection
Object Number
2020.31

Label
Born into a middle-class London family, Allerley Glossop studied painting and drawing at the Westminster School of Art and Slade School of Art. Despite her respectable social and artistic background, Glossop was not satisfied by her life in London so in 1900 she moved to South Africa to pursue a life of farming and painting. Glossop led an unconventional life in South Africa, often dressing in men's clothing, smoking a pipe and undertaking adventure expeditions to remote areas. Among her close friends she went by the name "Joe" instead of her female given name. Glossop painted this impressionistic landscape in 1911. It depicts Table Mountain, a distinctive flat-topped promontory that overlooks the city of Cape Town, as seen from the coastal resort town of Blouberg..    

Object Type
Painting