The Tourism Department donated a collection of George French Angas’ (1822-1886) artworks to the Voortrekker Monument in 2017. Angas was a British explorer, naturalist and talented artist, who visited South Africa in the 1840s. The artworks reflect his travels in Natal and the Cape in 1864, where he resided for two years while working on a series of drawings and paintings. There are depictions of Cape Town, Wynberg, Genadendal, Paarl and Somerset-West, as well as traditional Zulu lifeways and clothing of Khoi and Malay people. Published in 1849, each artwork is accompanied by relevant ethnographic and naturalist information.
The Angas collection is currently on exhibition in Gallery 20/20 at the Voortrekkermonument in Pretoria. Contact Roelien Fourie at 012 326 6770 for more visitor information.