Main gate, Cape Castle
|Title||Main gate, Cape Castle|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London|
|Medium||oil on board|
|Measurement||framed: 51.4 x 40.9 cm; unframed: 35.6 x 25.1 cm|
|On display||Main building: South African War Gallery: Main Gallery|
Depicts a scene of a soldier standing outside the Cape Castle barracks during the afternoon. The British government military headquarters during the Boer War were in Cape Castle, Cape Town - a sixteenth century castle that had had many additions to the structure over the years. Australians who fought in the Boer War (1899-1902) were mobilised from Cape Town. In 1899, the Fullwood family left Sydney for America. They stopped in South Africa for some days during which time Henry Fullwood sketched and painted the slave markets and some barracks in Cape Town and the Table Top Mountains.