Fonds BC1037 - May Hillhouse Sketches

Reference code

ZA UCT BC1037

Title

May Hillhouse Sketches

Date(s)

  • 1950-1980 (Creation)

Level of description

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50 items

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Collection donated to the University of Cape Town by the Trustees of the artist’s estate and the South African Institute of Race Relations, the main beneficiaries of her estate. The collection is permanently housed in the Manuscripts & Archives Department of the University Libraries. Oil pastel sketches and mixed media sketches (“notes”) on paper, dating from the early (1950s) to the 1990s. Few of the works are signed or dated and those which are were considered finished works by the artist. Almost all these sketches were taken further into larger oil paintings either on canvas or masonite.
1.- Jerusalem (1972/3) Signed
2. - Jerusalem (1972/3) Signed
3. - Jerusalem (1972/3) Signed
4. - Malawi (1970)
5. - Malawi (1970)
6. - Malawi (1970)
7. - Transkei figure (1960s)
8. - Abstract composition (1960s)
9. - Abstract figure (1960s)
10. - Bus terminus, Mowbray (1975)
11. - Mowbray lights (1975)
12. - Indian women, Durban (1976)
13. - Abstract composition (1960s) Signed
14. - Head (1960s)
15. - Seated figure (1960s)
16. - Spanish scene (1950s)
17. - Spain (1950s) Signed
18. - Transkei figures (1960s)
19. - Abstract figure (1960s)
20. - Still-life
21. - Hout Bay (1980)
22. - Flower study (1980)
23. - Jerusalem (1975)
24. - Xhosa woman (1960s)
25. - Irises (1980) Signed
26. - The Yellow Rose 1985 Signed
27. - Ebbtide (1983)
28. - Underwater (1982)
29. - Shells on a beach 1986
30. - Movement (1982)
31. - Abstract figures, Transkei (1960s)
32. - Transkei (1960s)
33. - Transkei (1960s)
34. - Jerusalem 1972/73
35. - Malawi (woman and child) (1960s)
36. - Strangers 1969
37. - Jerusalem 1972/73 38
38. - Arab figures, Jerusalem 1972/73

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No restrictions apply

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  • English

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Dates of creation revision deletion

2013

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  • English

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