This is one of a number of drawings Blackman made over a period of eight months in 1953-54. He had begun the renowned 'Schoolgirl series' in 1952, further developing it the following year. The series also included images of swimmers, at St Kilda. These were among the works that established his career as a major Australian artist. The drawings have subsequently come to epitomize the best of his work.
Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2001
circa 1953-circa 1954
charcoal on thin buff wove paper
52.3 x 61.4 cm image; 68.7 x 86.4 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed lower c., blue ball-point pen "Blackman". Not dated.
Gift of Gwen Frolich 2001
Not on display
© Charles Blackman. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney