(Germany, England 08 Dec 1922 – 20 Jul 2011)
66.0 x 84.5 cm platemark; 77.5 x 95.3 cm sheet
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.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales Annual Report 2003, 'Year in review', pg.14-35, Sydney, 2003, 20.
Important works on paper and ceramics, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Woollahra, 01 Apr 2003–26 Apr 2003