bastard

30Apr10

Adam Kok III

Nicholaas Waterboer

Hermanus van Wyk

You’re looking at some amazing South African leaders: first, Adam Kok III, the man who led the Griquas from Philippolis across the Drakensberg into Kokstad; Nicholaas Waterboer, the man who held the fort at Griquatown while Free State and colonial administrations (and their lawyers) squabbled over the diamond fields that fell within his inherited jurisdiction; and finally Hermanus van Wyk, the man who established Rehoboth as a city-state for his Baster polity.

These amazing (oil on canvas) portraits come from the 2010 series of the artist Cobus van Bosch, entitled Bastard.

which I found via Africasacountry

What a collection.



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