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An image of The city from Darling Harbour by Brett Whiteley

Brett Whiteley

(Australia, England 07 Apr 1939 – 15 Jun 1992)

The city from Darling Harbour
Place of origin
SydneyNew South WalesAustralia
circa 1957-circa 1958
Media categories
Drawing, Watercolour
Materials used
pen and black ink, wash, watercolour on cream paper (glued to card)

22.8 x 41.9 cm sheet

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of Helen Gates in memory of John Gates 2012
Accession number
© Wendy Whiteley
Not on display
Further information

This drawing comes from Brett Whiteley’s period of employment at the advertising firm Lintas, which he commenced in 1956 after leaving school mid-year, in the layout and commercial art department. Whiteley and his fellow artist colleagues at Lintas, including Michael Johnson and Max Cullen, would go on drawing excursions and get a critique on the following Monday from senior staff. Darling Harbour and The Rocks were their favoured sites.