Jürgen Schadeberg (South African, born 1931) Nelson Mandela, Robben Island, 1994 unframed
Lot 41
Jürgen Schadeberg (South African, born 1931) Nelson Mandela, Robben Island, 1994 unframed
Sold for £3,000 (US$ 5,018) inc. premium
Lot Details
Jürgen Schadeberg (South African, born 1931)
Nelson Mandela, Robben Island, 1994
signed 'Jurgen Schadeberg' (lower right), dated '1994' and inscribed with title (lower left); extensively inscribed (verso)
silver gelatin print
40.6 x 50.8cm (16 x 20in).
unframed

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    R.P. Seippel (ed.), Jürgen Schadeberg, (Cologne & Johannesburg, 2008), illustrated pg. 52.

    Here Schadeberg captures Nelson Mandela revisiting the cell on Robben Island:

    "This was Mandela's first official visit after his release from prison in 1990 and obviously an emotional visit when he returned to the cell he spent 17 years of his 27 year sentence. He looked out of the bars and when he thought I had finished taking pictures, relaxed somewhat, and turned around to smile." (Jürgen Schadeberg)
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