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Cape homesteads. Fransch Hoek [Franschhoek], La Dauphiné 1804, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305E/21

Scope and Contents

190 x 139 mm. Showing the homestead 'La Dauphiné' at French Hoek, situated on land settled by Estienne Niel in 1694. With a group of African labourers seated on the road in the foreground. 'The present house has two good gables of the early neo-classical type, the east one dated 1800. The end gables are exceptionally finished, with the apex split into two scrolls: they are reminiscent of the outstnding end-gables of Bien Donne. Under the west gable, there is a dummy door, of plaster. A vertical element is provided by a tall cypress growing inside the internal courtyard, [seen here in the background] (De Bosdari, 1953, p. 83).


  • Creation: 1925

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.


For more information on Cape homesteads, see: De Bosdari, C, (1953), 'Cape Dutch houses and farms', Cape Town: A.A. Balkema.

Finding aid date

2004-08-09 16:48:17+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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