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Title

(Sunbathers)


Artist

Charles Blackman

Australia

12 Aug 1928 -


About

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


Details


Date

circa 1953-circa 1954


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

charcoal on thin buff wove paper


Dimensions

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.


Credit

Gift of Gwen Frolich 2001


Location

Not on display


Accession number

112.2001


Artist information

Charles Blackman

Works in the collection

49