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An image of An exotic garden viewed at different levels by Donald Friend

Donald Friend

(Australia 06 Feb 1915 – 16 Aug 1989)

An exotic garden viewed at different levels
Other titles:
(An exotic garden) pair of doors
Media category
Materials used
oil and mixed media on pair of doors with glass panels

two doors: each door 183.0 x 45.0 cm; 183.0 x 90.0 cm overall; 192 cm x 96.5 cm x 16.9 cm frame:

a - left door; 183 x 45 cm; left door

b - right door; 183 x 45 cm; right door

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Purchased 1988
Accession number
© Reproduced with permission of the Estate of Donald Friend. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.
Not on display
Bibliography (8)

Helen Campbell, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Out of Sydney: city and hinterlands', pg. 185-186, Sydney, 2000, 207 (colour illus.), 300.

Dr Paul Hetherington, The art of Donald Friend Ceylon, 'The assimilation of ideas', pg. 46-49, Colombo, 2004, 2 (colour illus.), 48.

Lou Klepac, Australian painters of the twentieth century, 'Donald Friend', pg. 112-123, Roseville, 2000, 120 (colour illus.), 121.

Ewen McDonald, The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, 'From Colonialism to late Modernism', pg. 7-106, Sydney, 1994, 64 (colour illus.).

Barry Pearce, Donald Friend Retrospective 1915-1989, 'Introduction', pg. 9-20, Sydney, 1990, 86, 87b (colour illus.). 66

Barry Pearce, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Introduction: Convergent Spirits', pg. 10-19, Sydney, 2002, 17 (colour illus.), 143, 147.

David Robson, Beyond Bawa: Modern mastersworks of monsoon Asia, '3. Brief encounters', pg. 38-48, London, 2007, 46 (colour illus.). Photo of the door located in the corridor of Geoffrey Bawa's Colombo residence.

Lisa Slade and Rachael Kirsten, Enter Art, Sydney, 2000, cover (colour illus.), sheet number 5 (colour illus.). Education kit produced by the NSW Dept of Education and Training as teaching resource for primary school teachers.

Exhibition history (1)

Parallel Visions: Twenty-two artists from the Australian collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Feb 2002–May 2003