Among the drawings in these sketchbooks are numerous studies of animals and birds, reflecting a particular interest he had in them, and his life in the small rural township of Rockley near Bathurst. There are figure drawings, inscriptions of the artist’s thoughts and ruminations on life and art, and sketches of objects, animals and people.
bound sketchbook with pale blue covers: 97 bound leaves, 23 drawings and artist's notes, pencil, pen and ink, watercolour, brush & ink on ivory laid paper; 3 loose leaves (1 with artist's notes, 1 with newsprint image adhered to it, 1 pen & ink, watercolour drawing)
28.4 x 23.0 cm leaf; 29.0 x 23.7 x 2.7 cm closed book; 29.0 x 47.0 cm open book
Signature & date
Not signed. Dated u.r. corner, page 1, pencil "11/ 1997".
Gift of Lu Wilson 2013
Not on display
© David Brian Wilson Estate