Panurbana 093 de Transvaalse boer
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de Transvaalse boer
collage: 11 photos
format: 130 x 130 cm
Corner house with shop, designed by G.van Arkel (1858-1918). Cigar warehouse 'de Transvaalsche boer'
was established in the shop. The building is notable for the use of bright green and ocher yellow and
the asymmetrical architectural style (see also Panurbana #87 and #105). Above the entrance is a wooden statue
of a South African farmer, made by Johannus Zeitsz. It refers to the peasant war in South Africa (1899-1902) and is a tribute.
The Amsterdam population was very sympathetic to the Boer republics in South Africa and its struggle against the imperialist British.