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View of the Town from the British Consulate, Mocambique (engraving)

View of the Town from the British Consulate, Mocambique (engraving)


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View of the Town from the British Consulate, Mocambique (engraving)

1038999 View of the Town from the British Consulate, Mocambique (engraving) by Johnston, Harry Hamilton (1858-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: View of the Town from the British Consulate, Mocambique. Illustration for The Graphic, 16 March 1895.); Look and Learn / Illustrated Papers Collection; English, out of copyright

Media ID 23560570

© Look and Learn / Illustrated Papers Collection / Bridgeman Images

British Consulate Mozambique General Views Mocambique


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This engraving, titled "View of the Town from the British Consulate, Mocambique" offers a glimpse into the vibrant and bustling cityscape of Mozambique in the late 19th century. Created by Harry Hamilton Johnston and published in The Graphic on March 16,1895, this print showcases his exceptional talent for capturing intricate details. From atop the British Consulate building, we are transported to an era where colonial influence shaped urban landscapes. The artist's meticulous strokes bring to life a panorama that stretches as far as the eye can see. Rows of charming buildings with ornate facades line narrow streets teeming with activity. People go about their daily lives; merchants sell their wares while locals engage in animated conversations. The composition is bathed in warm sunlight that casts long shadows across cobblestone paths and highlights architectural features such as arches and balconies. In contrast to this lively scene lies a serene harbor filled with boats gently bobbing on calm waters—a reminder of Mozambique's rich maritime history. Johnston's engraving not only captures a specific moment frozen in time but also serves as a historical document showcasing Mozambique during its colonial period. It invites us to reflect upon how cultures intertwine through trade and diplomacy while celebrating the beauty found within everyday scenes. As we gaze at this remarkable piece, we are reminded of our shared human experiences across different times and places—wherever there is life, there is always vibrancy waiting to be discovered.

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