This sketch depicts the view into Nelson Mandela's prison cell through the open cell door. The few possessions that prisoners were allowed have been emphasised in colour, as they are symbolic of a link with a reality outside the harsh prison regime. Each Lithograph comes with a certificate of authenticity from Cecil Greenfield, a member of the forensic science society (UK) and South African forensic signature expert. Their meagre possessions typically included letters and photographs of family and friends - pieces of paper that acquired tremendous emotional value to prisoners.
Every Nelson Mandela work sold by Belgravia Gallery has a signature verification by the eminent South African signature expert, Cecil Greenfield.