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Historic Wildlife Art by Sir William Cornwallis Harris

Imagine Africa one and a half centuries ago, in 1836.

North Africa had been well known to the 'civilized' west since Roman times and before. But south of the great desert, other than the coastal settlements on the east and west coasts, it was truly the 'dark continent' - vast, mysterious, and unknown.

In this untamed wilderness, where stories of a wildlife paradise had reached the outside world, one man embarked on a journey that would unveil the wonders of African fauna to the western eye. Captain William (later Sir William) Cornwallis Harris, an English officer in the East India Company, became the first to show the variety of wildlife that existed in the interior of southern Africa.

Lion

Lion

Print on enhanced matt paper

540 x 500 mm

R990

Rhino

Rhino

Print on enhanced matt paper

540 x 500 mm

R990

Hippo

Hippo

Print on enhanced matt paper

540 x 500 mm

R990

Preserving a Bygone Era: Sir William Cornwallis Harris's Exquisite Wildlife Portraits

Harris's excursion into the heart of Africa in 1836 not only brought him face to face with remarkable animals but also sparked his artistic talent and keen observation as a naturalist. He meticulously documented his wildlife encounters through exquisite portraits, becoming one of the foremost competent wildlife artists of his time.

Zebra

Zebra

Print on enhanced matt paper

540 x 500 mm

R990

Rhino

Rhino

Print on enhanced matt paper

540 x 500 mm

R990

Hippo

Hippo

Print on enhanced matt paper

540 x 500 mm

R990

The Captivating Brushstrokes: Fine Art Prints Showcasing Harris's Wildlife Masterpieces

The paintings showcased on this page encapsulate Harris's artistic prowess and his contribution to our understanding of African wildlife. Each brushstroke captures the spirit and essence of the animals he encountered, offering a window into a bygone era that has long since disappeared.

Leopard & Cheetah

Leopard & Cheetah

Print on enhanced matt paper

540 x 500 mm

R990

Ostrich

Ostrich

Print on enhanced matt paper

540 x 500 mm

R990

Springbok

Springbok

Print on enhanced matt paper

540 x 500 mm

R990

Wildebeest

Wildebeest

Print on enhanced matt paper

540 x 500 mm

R990

Experience African Heritage: Fine Art Prints of Sir William Cornwallis Harris's Wildlife Paintings

The fine art prints we offer of Harris's wildlife paintings are a testament to his remarkable talent and dedication to capturing the beauty of African fauna. These prints allow you to bring a piece of African heritage into your own space, showcasing the awe-inspiring creatures that once roamed freely across the vast plains of southern Africa.

Kudu

Kudu

Print on enhanced matt paper

540 x 500 mm

R990

Buffalo

Buffalo

Print on enhanced matt paper

540 x 500 mm

R990

Gemsbok

Gemsbok

Print on enhanced matt paper

540 x 500 mm

R990

Eland

Eland

Print on enhanced matt paper

540 x 500 mm

R990

Bringing History to Life: Fine Art Prints as Gateways to Southern Africa's Wildlife Heritage

As a premier Durban art gallery and KZN art gallery, we are proud to present this exclusive collection of fine art prints featuring Sir William Cornwallis Harris's historic wildlife paintings. With our commitment to exceptional quality and attention to detail, each print faithfully reproduces the intricate brushwork and vibrant colours of the original artwork.

Creating Timeless Connections: Fine Art Prints of Sir William Cornwallis Harris's Wildlife Portraits

Acquiring one of these fine art prints not only allows you to appreciate the artistry of Sir William Cornwallis Harris but also supports the preservation and celebration of African heritage. By adorning your walls with these stunning portrayals of African wildlife, you become a custodian of the past, a guardian of the natural beauty that once roamed this remarkable continent.

Embrace the Splendour: Acquire Fine Art Prints of Historic Wildlife Paintings at Elizabeth Gordon Gallery

At Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, we strive to provide art enthusiasts and collectors with access to exceptional fine art prints that embody the spirit of African culture and heritage. With our extensive collection and expertise in the field, we have established ourselves as a trusted Durban art gallery and KZN art gallery.

Invest in History: Acquire Fine Art Prints of Sir William Cornwallis Harris's Wildlife Portraits

Invest in a piece of history, a glimpse into the untamed wilderness of Africa in the 19th century. Acquire a fine art print of Sir William Cornwallis Harris's historic wildlife paintings and let the vibrant energy of these remarkable creatures fill your space with beauty and wonder.

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