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Photograph - Picnic at Hartebeespoort Dam on New Year's Day, Transvaal (North West Province)
  • Picnic at Hartebeespoort Dam on New Year's Day, Transvaal (North West Province)
    Goldblatt, David, born 1930 - died 2018
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Picnic at Hartebeespoort Dam on New Year's Day, Transvaal (North West Province)

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Africa (photographed)

  • Date:

    1965 (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:

    E.15-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A black and white photograph of a picnic in front of a car. In the foreground a boy lies on a blanket, sleeping with arms outstretched. Behind this a man in shorts is sitting on the ground, holding a baby in his arms, pointing a gun at the head of the baby.

Place of Origin

South Africa (photographed)

Date

1965 (photographed)

Artist/maker

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 1965, signed
pencil, bottom and centre verso

various annotations
pencil verso

Dimensions

Height: 23.3 cm image, Width: 15.4 cm image, Height: 25.1 cm sheet, Width: 20.1 cm sheet

Descriptive line

Photograph by David Goldblatt, 'Picnic at Hartebeespoort Dam on New Year's Day, Transvaal (North West Province)', 1965, gelatin silver print

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

Goldblatt, David. Some Afrikaners Revisited. Roggebaai, South Africa: Umuzi, 2007. Illustrated p. 213

Production Note

Title as appears on verso, specified information on location added.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Gelatin silver process

Subjects depicted

Picnics; Apartheid; Children (people by age group); Handguns

Categories

Africa; Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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