Nadia Laila Myburgh-Handle with care

Handle with care

Nada Baraka-Fission series 3

Fission series 3

Colbert Mashile

Missing Mr Wide III

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Frame None
Edition Size 1
Medium Monotype
Height 76.50 cm
Width 57.00 cm
Artwork Width 57
Artist Colbert Mashile
Year 2023

Jack, the subject of these prints was employed by the South African railways for nine years until his death from tuberculosis in 1890. He worked as an assistant to a double amputee, and signalman, Mr James Wide. Jack was paid twenty cents per day and half a bottle of beer each week. Jack never made a single mistake during his service to the railways. His skull can be viewed at the Albany Museum in Makhanda. Mashile comments that the story of Jack is "humorous, poignant and hard-hitting".

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