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Photograph - Family at Lunch, Wheatlands Plots, Randfontein
  • Family at Lunch, Wheatlands Plots, Randfontein
    Goldblatt, David, born 1930 - died 2018
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Family at Lunch, Wheatlands Plots, Randfontein

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    South Africa (photographed)

  • Date:

    9/1962 (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:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A black and white photograph of a farmers family grouped around a table, the father in dungarees sitting in the centre of the picture, the boy on the left, the mother standing on the right. There is bread and peanut butter on the table along with some mugs and spoons.

Place of Origin

South Africa (photographed)


9/1962 (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 1962, signed
pencil, bottom and lower centre verso

various annotations
pencil verso


Height: 20 cm image, Width: 29.8 cm image, Height: 27.9 cm sheet, Width: 35.3 cm sheet

Descriptive line

'Family at lunch, Wheatlands Plots, Randfontein', gelatin silver print by David Goldblatt, September 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, his wife and their eldest son at lunch, Wheatlands, near Randfontein, Transvaal (Gauteng), September 1962'.


Photographic paper


Gelatin silver process

Subjects depicted

Apartheid; Families


Photographs; Africa


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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