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Sold for

R 238 980
Lot 639
David Goldblatt; At the Voortrekker Monument, on the Day of the Covenant
  • David Goldblatt; At the Voortrekker Monument, on the Day of the Covenant
  • David Goldblatt; At the Voortrekker Monument, on the Day of the Covenant
  • David Goldblatt; At the Voortrekker Monument, on the Day of the Covenant
  • David Goldblatt; At the Voortrekker Monument, on the Day of the Covenant
  • David Goldblatt; At the Voortrekker Monument, on the Day of the Covenant
  • David Goldblatt; At the Voortrekker Monument, on the Day of the Covenant
  • David Goldblatt; At the Voortrekker Monument, on the Day of the Covenant
  • David Goldblatt; At the Voortrekker Monument, on the Day of the Covenant

Lot Estimate
R 150 000 - 200 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 238 980

About this Item

South African 1930-2018
At the Voortrekker Monument, on the Day of the Covenant
signed, dated 16/12/63 and inscribed with the title in pencil on the reverse
silver gelatin print, hand printed
image size: 30 by 20cm; sheet size: 35,5 by 28cm

Notes

Accompanied by a copy of the book David Goldblatt (1982) In Boksburg, The South African Photographic Gallery: 1, The Gallery Press, Cape Town, signed by the artist and numbered 36/50.

 

"Child with a replica of a Zulu hut at the Voortrekker Monument, on the Day of the Covenant. This day commemorated the vow taken by the Voortrekkers before the Battle of Blood River, that if God gave them victory over the Zulus, they would always keep this as a day of thanksgiving."1

1. Stevenson, [Online], Available: http://archive.stevenson.info/exhibitions/goldblatt/afrikaners/afrikaners61.htm [10 February 2020]

Provenance

Gail Behrmann.

Private Collection.

Exhibited

Stevenson, Cape Town, David Goldblatt: Some Afrikaners Revisited, 24 October to 25 November 2006.

 

Another example from the edition in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Literature

David Goldblatt (1975) David Goldblatt: Some Afrikaners Photographed, Germany: Steidl Publishers.


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