Cobus van Bosch

Patients of the Fort England Asylum in Grahamstown at a picnic, late 1890’s. (Oil on canvas, 45cm x 61cm, 2013).
Source: Western Cape Archives

The Fort England Mental Health Hospital is one of the first of its kind in South Africa and was opened in 1894. It is housed in the old Fort England barracks in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape.