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Photograph - The Mayor's parlour at the Town Hall, Boksburg
  • The Mayor's parlour at the Town Hall, Boksburg
    Goldblatt, David, born 1930 - died 2018
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The Mayor's parlour at the Town Hall, Boksburg

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    South Africa (photographed)

  • Date:

    1980 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Goldblatt, David, born 1930 - died 2018 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    gelatin silver print

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of David Goldblatt, 1987

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 935, box K

Physical description

A black and white photograph of a leather lounge suit in a panelled room. On the wall behind the suit is a portrait gallery of people in ceremonial robes and chains, the former mayors of the town.

Place of Origin

South Africa (photographed)


1980 (photographed)


Goldblatt, David, born 1930 - died 2018 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

gelatin silver print

Marks and inscriptions

Copyright by David Goldblatt Box 1464, Johannesburg, South Africa
artist's studio and copyright wetstamp, centre verso

titled, dated 1980, signed
pencil, bottom and right centre verso

various annotations
pencil verso


Height: 27.3 cm image, Width: 35 cm image, Height: 30.3 cm sheet, Width: 40.3 cm sheet

Descriptive line

'The mayor's parlour at the Town Hall, Boksburg', gelatin silver print by David Goldblatt, 1980.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Goldblatt, David. In Boksburg. New York: Errata Editions, 2010. Illustrated plate 40.
Goldblatt, David. In Boksburg. Cape Town: The Gallery Press, 1982. Illustrated plate 70.

Production Note

Titel as appears on verso.


Photographic paper


Gelatin silver process

Subjects depicted

Parlours; Apartheid; Chairs


Africa; Photographs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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