Eersteling sketch [1], 9th Dec 1871

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1871-12-09
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Baines, Thomas, 1820-1875
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Abstract
Pencil inscription on sketch: "Gold washing in the rivulet at Eesterling the farm of Mr Edward Button, the Gold Commissioner of Waterberg Marabas County and Zoutpansberg - Transvaal Republic. A small nugget was found this morning in this cradle." The sketch shows two cradles in the foreground. The diary entry for Dec 8th (Northern Goldfields diaries. v. 3, p.762) reads: "Near the house in a deep gully ... with a small rill damned up to retain water, were two cradles ... " There are faint notes in pencil on the sketch indicating colours. Possibly Baines planned in turning the sketch into a painting.
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Signed in Pencil: T Baines Decr 9 - 1871. Pencil Sketch. 27 x 37.5 cm.
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Gold mines, South Africa, Transvaal, drawings, Eersteling (Transvaal), Button, Edward.
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