The present etching, 'Eli', represents a dozing whippet, the pet of Freud's friend, David Dawson. Freud was inspired to make etchings of dogs on two previous occasions but this is the largest and most impressive of his canine prints.
66.0 x 84.5 cm platemark; 77.5 x 95.3 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.r. sheet, pencil "L.F". Not dated.
Gift of Margaret Olley 2003
Not on display
© Estate of Lucian Freud/Bridgeman Art Library
Shown in 1 exhibition
Important works on paper and ceramics, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Woollahra, 01 Apr 2003–26 Apr 2003
Referenced in 1 publication
Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 2003 [for the year ended 30 June 2003], 'Year in review', pg.14-35, Sydney, 2003, 20.