"I am sure that this painting was done between 1956 – 1959. The location is Jan (Rabie) and Marjorie’s apartment which was part of Cheviot Place, Green Point. They rented a section of Erik Laubscher’s home. They were on the second floor and Erik and Claude (Bouscharain) downstairs.
Sad Evening might refer to the news of Harold Bloom and/or Albie Sachs leaving the country for London, for political reasons. The Suppression of Communism Act was in force and they were, at the time, Communists and had been given days to escape the gaze of the then Security Police. Both Harold and Albie were very close to Marjorie and she shared, their political sentiments."
Amanda Botha, 2019.