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Photograph - A commando escorting the leader of the party, Hendrik Verwoerd, to the 50th anniversary of the National Party, De Wildt, Transvaal
  • A commando escorting the leader of the party, Hendrik Verwoerd, to the 50th anniversary of the National Party, De Wildt, Transvaal
    Goldblatt, David, born 1930 - died 2018
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A commando escorting the leader of the party, Hendrik Verwoerd, to the 50th anniversary of the National Party, De Wildt, Transvaal

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    South Africa (photographed)

  • Date:

    10/1964 (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.11-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A black and white photograph of a group of man on horseback standing in formation. The foreground of the picture shows three horsemen in a row, all wearing hats and ties.

Place of Origin

South Africa (photographed)

Date

10/1964 (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 Oct. 1964, signed
pencil, bottom and lower centre verso

various annotations
pencil verso

Dimensions

Height: 23 cm image, Width: 34.2 cm image, Height: 30.1 cm sheet, Width: 40.1 cm sheet

Descriptive line

'A commando escorting the leader of the party, Hendrik Verwoerd, to the 50th anniversary of the National Party, De Wildt, Transvaal', gelatin silver print by David Goldblatt, October 1964.

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 Michael Stevenson gallery, where the work is entitled: 'The commando of National Party supporters that escorted the late Dr Hendrik Verwoerd to the party's 50th anniversary celebrations, De Wildt, Transvaal (North-West Province), October 1964'. The expanded caption by the gallery gives this additional information: 'The middle horseman in the front rank is Leon Wessels, who later became Deputy Minister of Law and Order in the National Party Government. He was also the first senior member of that party to apologise for apartheid'.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Gelatin silver process

Subjects depicted

Apartheid; Horsemen

Categories

Photographs; Africa

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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