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Title

Emus by the lake


Artist

John Olsen

Australia, England, Spain, Portugal

21 Jan 1928 -


About

Drawing is a vital element of Olsen's oeuvre and the Gallery has over fifty drawings in the collection. 'Emus by the lake' is an exuberant drawing inspired by the miraculous abundance of life at Lake Eyre in South Australia following floods, an area visited by Olsen in 1974-75.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000


Details


Date

1975


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

charcoal, pastel on white wove paper


Dimensions

189.0 x 98.5 cm sight


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "... / John Olsen/ 75".


Credit

Marshall Bequest Fund 1991


Location

Not on display


Accession number

242.1991


Artist information

John Olsen

Works in the collection

129


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Deborah Hart, John Olsen, Sydney, 1991, 147 (illus.). fig.no. 43

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 114 (illus.), 115. cat.no. 109

Hendrik Kolenberg, Animals on paper - from the Australian collection of prints, drawings and watercolours, Sydney, 1992, illus.. cat.no. 57

Barry Pearce, Australian Artists, Australian Birds, North Ryde, 1989, 133 (colour). plate no. 114