'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
pencil, pen and black ink, watercolour
26.7 x 41.2 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., ink ".../ Russell Drysdale 61."
Not on display
© Reproduced with permission
Where the work was made
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Russell Drysdale Drawings 1935-1980, Joseph Brown Gallery, Australia, 01 Mar 1981–31 Mar 1981
Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Dec 1997–15 Mar 1998
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000
Russell Drysdale: the drawings:
Referenced in 5 publications
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.).