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Towards a Catalogue Raisonné of work by Walter Battiss

Item date(s): 1984

Walter Whall Battiss  (1906-1982)
Sandra Eastwood

Pages: various
Size: various

Place publication: Various

Additional notes:
Battiss died on 20 August 1982 and in 1984 Sandra (Sandi) Eastwood was commissioned to make a census of Walter Battiss works of art in all the art museums (and some galleries) in Southern Africa.

This is the correspondence (including a few photographs) and results of her endeavour.

1. Ann Bryant Art Gallery. East London.

2. University of the Witwatersrand. Johannesburg.

3. The Durban Art Gallery. Durban.

4. South African National Gallery. Cape Town.

5. Albany Museum. Grahamstown.

6. King George VI Art Gallery. Port Elizabeth.

7. Rembrandt van Rijn Art Foundation. Stellenbosch.

8. Musees Royaux de Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Bruxelles.

9. Rand Afrikaans University. Johannesburg.

10. William Humphreys Art Gallery. Kimberly.

11. Pretoria Art Museum. Pretoria.

12. Johannesburg Art Gallery. Johannesburg.

13. National Museum and Art Gallery. Gaborone, Botswana.

14. Tatham Art Gallery. Pietermaritzburg.

Reference note:
A draft letter to galleries. June 1984.

I have been involved with Belinda and Giles Battiss in sorting and cataloguing items of artistic interest from the home and studio of Walter Battiss. We are collating reference material and working towards the compilation of a catalogue raisonne. Please would you let us have relevant details of works by Walter Battiss in your collection. Would it be possible for us to acquire photographs of the works for record purposes? S.E.

Together with a list of art galleries from the Southern African Museums Association dated 28/11/1983.

Ref: GB/30383

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