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||[Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquis of Willingdon (1866-1941)]
||[Major General Orde Charles Wingate (1903-1944)]
||[Major General James Wolfe (1727-1759)]
||[Portrait of an unidentified European in Arab dress]
||[George Herbert Hyde Villiers, 6th Earl of Clarendon (1877-1955)]
||[A. Seymour Brown]
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||[Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902)]
||Elliott and Fry
|Extent and Medium
||Good condition, apart from slight fading.
|Content and context|
101 x 145 mm. Mounted on card. Three quarters profile view of the bust of Rhodes by Conrad Dressler. After amassing a fortune in the diamond mining industry at Kimberley and the formation of De Beers Consolidated Mines Company in 1888, Rhodes set about building his dream of a federal South African dominion under the rule of the British flag. He was instrumental in the founding of Rhodesia in 1890, but his plans were cut short when he was forced to resign the premiership of Cape Colony in 1896 after the abortive Jameson Raid of the previous year. This bust, described as 'a remarkable work' in (Brookner 1956), was presented to the Royal Colonial Institute by Sir James Blyth in 1905. It has since been disposed of. Photograph by Elliott and Fry.
Brookner, Anita (1956), An Iconography of Cecil Rhodes, Oxford: The Rhodes Trust.
Y3011T/45-48 are all photographs of the Dressler bust.
|Elliott and Fry|
|Rhodes, Cecil John (1853-1902) imperialist and benefactor|
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