Thomas Baines

1820-1875 England-Painted in Africa and Australia

 

Brief Biography-Thomas Baines was from Norfolk England. He learned to paint as an apprentice to a coach builder and was taught heraldic art. He moved to South Africa in his early twenties and established himself as a marine artist and portraitist in Cape Town. He travelled back to England for a brief period to do work for the Royal Geographical Society on mapping South Africa. In 1855, he joined a scientific expedition of North Australia as draughtsman and artist. He did extensive drawings of wild life and paintings of Aborigines during the expedition's sojourns. In 1857, he brought numerous works back to England. Most of his life was however spent in Africa.

 

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Aboriginal
Canoes

Aboriginal Canoes Communicating with the Monarch and the Tom Tough

Barton Hottentot
Kat River Levy

Barton Hottentot Kat River Levy

HMS Blanche
and the Pique

Action Between HMS -Blanche and the Pique

Fingo
Wood Carrier

Fingo Wood Carrier

Gold and Ivory
Elephants

Gold and Ivory Elephants

Baobab Tree-
South Africa

Baobab Tree-South Africa

Gouty
Stem Tree

Gouty Stem Tree

Falls from the East
end of the Chasm

Falls from the East end of the Chasm to Garden Island

Great
Western Fall

Great Western Fall

Herd of Buffalo
Chased-

Herd of Buffalo Chased across the Macloutsie River

Lions Among the
Granite Hills

Lions Among the Granite Hills

The Falls
by Sunrise

The Falls by Sunrise

Thomas Baines
with Aborigines

Thomas Baines with Aborigines near the Mouth of the Victoria River

Falls from the
Western end-

Falls from the Western end of the Chasm

Herds of Buffalo
Driven-

Herds of Buffaloes Driven to the Edge of the Chasm

The British Settlers
Landing in Algoa Bay

The British Settlers Landing in Algoa Bay

Self-
portrait

Self-portrait

Koodos-Luisi River-
Zambesi Valley

Koodos-Luisi River-Zambesi Valley

dead buffalo king
vulture

dead buffalo king vulture and common vultures by Thomas Baines

kaffirs having made
their fortunes

kaffirs having made their fortunes leaving the colony

lion and dead
quagga zululand

lion and dead quagga zululand

matebele warrior
in dancing dress

matebele warrior in dancing dress

meeting on the
zambezi

meeting on the zambezi an elephant and ma robert the livingstone ship

the black
rhinoceros

the black rhinoceros

wagon crossing
a drift natal

wagon crossing a drift natal by Thomas Baines