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An image of Eli by Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud

(Germany, England 08 Dec 1922 – 20 Jul 2011)

Title
Eli
Year
2002
Media category
Print
Materials used
etching
Edition
7/46
Dimensions

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.
Credit
Gift of Margaret Olley 2003
Accession number
106.2003
Copyright
© Estate of Lucian Freud/Bridgeman Art Library
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (1)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales Annual Report 2003, 'Year in review', pg.14-35, Sydney, 2003, 20.

Exhibition history (1)

Important works on paper and ceramics, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Woollahra, 01 Apr 2003–26 Apr 2003