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Title

Kimberley landscape


Artist

Russell Drysdale

England, Australia

07 Feb 1912 - 29 Jun 1981


About

'Kimberley landscape' was made for the book 'Journey among men' published in 1962 (of which Drysdale and 'Jock' Marshall were joint authors) to illustrate the text "A rough track led us north towards the distant Oscar Range". The book was the result of a zoological tour of north-western Australia in 1958 when Drysdale acted as unofficial artist. 'Kimberley landscape' is a major watercolour, comparable with Drysdale's late landscape paintings and reveals his considerable powers of pictorial invention and draughtsmanship.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000


Details


Place where the work was made

Western Australia Australia


Date

1961


Media categories

Watercolour , Drawing


Materials used

pencil, pen and black ink, watercolour


Dimensions

26.7 x 41.2 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., ink ".../ Russell Drysdale 61."


Credit

Purchased 1996


Location

Not on display


Accession number

132.1996


Artist information

Russell Drysdale

Works in the collection

37


Place

Where the work was made
Western Australia

Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Art Gallery of Western Australia, The drawings of Russell Drysdale: 1980 Perth survey of drawing, Perth, 1980, 69 (illus.). plate no. 35

Anne Gray, Hendrik Kolenberg and Tim Bonyhady, Russell Drysdale, Perth, 1999, 9 (illus.), 14, 21. cat.no 29

Lou Klepac, Russell Drysdale: the drawings, 'Drysdale drawings: 'Journey among men' and retrospective', pg. 29-32, Sydney, 2012, 32, 128 (colour illus.).

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 70 (illus.). cat.no. 61

Jock Marshall and Russell Drysdale, Journey among men, London, 1962, 113 (illus.).