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Collection

Clive Wallis

(Australia, New Zealand 1909 – 1983)

Title
Ladies' lounge
Place of origin
SydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Year
circa 1920s
Media category
Drawing
Materials used
pencil on thin cream paper
Dimensions

23.9 x 31.5 cm image; 31.0 x 41.4 cm sheet

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Australian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours Benefactors' Fund 2012
Accession number
182.2012
Location
Not on display
Further information

This closely observed drawing of two women drinking in a bar is remarkable in its pithy attention to detail; the subjects' discontent and boredom is palpable, while the viewer is transported immediately into the demi-monde of a Sydney pub's "ladies Lounge" or a European café, with its marble topped, cast iron café tables.

Bibliography (1)

Josef Lebovic Gallery (Editor), Australian works on paper, Paddington, Dec 2011, 30 (colour illus.). cat.no. 171; priced $1,650

Exhibition history (1)

Australian works on paper, Josef Lebovic Gallery, Kensington, 10 Dec 2011–04 Feb 2012