Two original prints captioned: “The Exchange, Cape Town and Railway Station, Cape Town”. Some cockling and chipping to the album card. Samuel Bayliss Barnard arrived in Cape Town from England in 1864. He set up as a professional artist but soon found it difficult to earn an income. He turned to photography and opened his first studio in May 1865. He soon found success and photographed many important people in Cape Town, including H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh, whose portrait he took 1867. As an artist Barnard kept in touch with all trends of modern art, reflected in the many exhibitions of paintings and photographs by the local scene at his “Photographic Gallery” at 37 Adderley Street. Barnard is best known these days for his photographs of indigenous Khoi – San people. Subjects who were detained at the Breakwarter Prison in Green Point. His architectural photographs remain as an important topographic record of early Cape Town. Condition: Good.
Date Published: Circa 1880