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Photograph - Railway shunter who dreamed of a garden watered by his dam, Koksoord, Randfontein
  • Railway shunter who dreamed of a garden watered by his dam, Koksoord, Randfontein
    Goldblatt, David, born 1930 - died 2018
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Railway shunter who dreamed of a garden watered by his dam, Koksoord, Randfontein

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Africa (photographed)

  • Date:

    1962 (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.6-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A black and white photograph of a man standing at a pond in front of a small house. The scene is reflected in the surface of the pond together with a windmill and a bright sky with fluffy clouds. The reflection covers two thirds of the image.

Place of Origin

South Africa (photographed)

Date

1962 (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 1962, signed
pencil, top and lower centre verso

various annotations
pencil verso

Dimensions

Height: 30 cm image, Width: 20 cm image, Height: 35.1 cm sheet, Width: 27.9 cm sheet

Descriptive line

'Railway shunter who dreamed of a garden watered by his dam, Koksoord, Randfontein', gelatin silver print by David Goldblatt, 1962.

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

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

Production Note

Title as appears on verso. This title differs from the one published by the artist's gallery, Michael Stevenson, where the work is entitled: 'A plot-holder who shunted trains and dreamed of growing a garden, with no bricks or concrete in it, watered by his dam, Koksoord, Randfontein, Transvaal, (Gauteng), 1962'.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Gelatin silver process

Subjects depicted

Reflections; Apartheid; Workers

Categories

Photographs; Africa

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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