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Title

Ladies' lounge


Artist

Clive Wallis

Australia, New Zealand

1909 - 1983


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

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

Purchased with funds provided by the Australian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours Benefactors Fund 2012


Location

Not on display


Accession number

182.2012


Artist information

Clive Wallis

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
Sydney

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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