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Title

A view of the harbour

(1981)


Artist

Donald Friend

Australia

06 Feb 1915 - 16 Aug 1989


About

Donald Friend's most notable achievements are to be found among his works on paper. Made shortly after the artist returned to live in Sydney for good in 1981, this lyrical watercolour of Sydney Harbour was part of a new series of works that included views of the harbour and the city, continuing a long-broken association with the city of his birth and formative years as an artist.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000


Details


Date

(1981)


Media category

Watercolour


Materials used

pen and black and red ink, watercolour, gouache, pastel on buff wove paper


Dimensions

47.0 x 64.3 cm sheet; 66.6 x 84.5 x 3.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.l. corner, pen and black ink ".../ Donald Friend". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1981


Location

Not on display


Accession number

320.1981


Artist information

Donald Friend

Works in the collection

57


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 6 publications

Bibliography


Peter Emmett, Sydney: metropolis, suburb, harbour, 'Suburb', pg. 71-72, Glebe, 2000, 120 (colour illus.).

Christine France, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Donald Friend / Margaret Olley', pg. 128-139, Sydney, 2002, 132 (colour illus.), 143, 147.

Lou Klepac, Donald Friend: a charmed life, Canberra, 2006. Checklist of works.

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian watercolours 1880s to 1990s, 'Introduction: Painting in watercolour', pg. 8-16, Sydney, 1995, 92 (colour illus.), 123. cat.no. 82

Barry Pearce, Donald Friend Retrospective 1915-1989, Sydney, 1990, 119 (colour illus.). cat.no. 98

Gavin Wilson, Harbourlife, Sydney, 2007, 56, 47 (colour illus.).