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ZAR 5 628
Lot 71
  • Pippa Skotnes; For Dia!kwain; Jan Plat Convict No 7880, two
  • Pippa Skotnes; For Dia!kwain; Jan Plat Convict No 7880, two
  • Pippa Skotnes; For Dia!kwain; Jan Plat Convict No 7880, two
  • Pippa Skotnes; For Dia!kwain; Jan Plat Convict No 7880, two
  • Pippa Skotnes; For Dia!kwain; Jan Plat Convict No 7880, two
  • Pippa Skotnes; For Dia!kwain; Jan Plat Convict No 7880, two
  • Pippa Skotnes; For Dia!kwain; Jan Plat Convict No 7880, two
  • Pippa Skotnes; For Dia!kwain; Jan Plat Convict No 7880, two
  • Pippa Skotnes; For Dia!kwain; Jan Plat Convict No 7880, two
  • Pippa Skotnes; For Dia!kwain; Jan Plat Convict No 7880, two
  • Pippa Skotnes; For Dia!kwain; Jan Plat Convict No 7880, two
  • Pippa Skotnes; For Dia!kwain; Jan Plat Convict No 7880, two
  • Pippa Skotnes; For Dia!kwain; Jan Plat Convict No 7880, two


Lot Estimate
ZAR 5 000 - 7 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 5 628

About this Item

South African 1957-
For Dia!kwain; Jan Plat Convict No 7880, two

each signed, dated 1993, one numbered 17/20 and one 16/20 in pencil in the margin

colour etching on paper
each sheet size: 76 by 56cm; each 86,5 by 66,5 by 2cm including frame

Notes

"Dia!kwain was a prisoner from the Breakwater Convict Station who lived with the Bleek family in the 1870s. It is likely that he was the prisoner convicted of man-slaughter when he killed a farmer who threatened his family. It is told that on his return home he was murdered by the farmer's friends in revenge." Skotnes (1993), page 29.

"We know virtually nothing of Jan Plat, except that he was a prisoner at the Breakwater Convict Station during the 1870s – his crime, according to his testimony – he 'killed a sheep for hunger'" Skotnes (1993), page 26.

 

Literature

Pippa Skotnes (1993) In the Wake of the White Wagons, Cape Town: Standard Bank National Arts Festival, illustrated in colour on pages 26 and 29 respectively. 

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