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Photograph - Mother and son, North Beach, Durban
  • Mother and son, North Beach, Durban
    Goldblatt, David, born 1930 - died 2018
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Mother and son, North Beach, Durban

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    South Africa (photographed)

  • Date:

    06/1949 (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 B

Physical description

A black and white photograph of a beach, the plane of the sand full of footprints and dipped in bright sunleight. A child in the centre of the image is runnning towards a woman in an apron.

Place of Origin

South Africa (photographed)


06/1949 (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 1949, signed
pencil verso

various annotations
pencil verso


Height: 16.2 cm image, Width: 11 cm image, Height: 18 cm sheet, Width: 14.2 cm sheet

Descriptive line

'Mother and son, North Beach, Durban', gelatin silver print by David Goldblatt, June 1949.

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

Goldblatt, David. Kith, kin & khaya: South African photographs. Johannesburg: Goodman Gallery Editions, 2010. Illustrated p. 12, 188


Photographic paper


Gelatin silver process

Subjects depicted

Apartheid; Beaches; Mothers; Children (people by age group)


Africa; Photographs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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