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Photograph - Funeral with military honours.for two National Service men, boyhood friends, killed in the same action against SWAPO forces on the Namibia-Angola border, Boksburg
  • Funeral with military honours.for two National Service men, boyhood friends, killed in the same action against SWAPO forces on the Namibia-Angola border, Boksburg
    Goldblatt, David, born 1930 - died 2018
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Funeral with military honours.for two National Service men, boyhood friends, killed in the same action against SWAPO forces on the Namibia-Angola border, Boksburg

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • 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:

    E.78-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A black and white photograph depicting a funeral, with people standing around an open grave into which the coffin seems to have just been lowered. In the centre of the image, a man in uniform salutes the dead.

Techniques: Gelatin-silver print

Place of Origin

South Africa (photographed)

Date

1980 (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 1980, signed
pencil, bottom and right centre verso

various annotations
pencil verso

Dimensions

Height: 27 cm image, Width: 27 cm image, Height: 30.4 cm sheet, Width: 30.3 cm sheet

Descriptive line

'Funeral with military honours, 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 39.
Goldblatt, David. In Boksburg. Cape Town: The Gallery Press, 1982. Illustrated plate 68.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Gelatin silver process

Subjects depicted

Apartheid; Mourning; Funerals; Soldiers

Categories

Africa; Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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