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Title

Pied-à-terre

(circa 1950)


Artist

Ian Fairweather

Scotland, Australia

29 Sep 1891 - 20 May 1974


About

The figures in 'Pied-à-terre' are rudely abbreviated, their extremities cut short by the edge of the picture plane, their form compressed by flattened perspective. This drawing was made in the summer of 1950-51 in the artist's sixtieth year, when he was living in an abandoned patrol boat on the shores of Darwin Harbour. This period has been described as a crossroads for Fairweather, where he was wresting with his identity as an Englishman abroad and an artist whose work was rooted firmly in the Australian landscape.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004


Details


Place where the work was made

Darwin Northern Territory Australia


Date

(circa 1950)


Media categories

Drawing , Watercolour


Materials used

charcoal, watercolour and gouache on paper


Dimensions

69.4 x 51.3 cm sight; 94.3 x 74.2 x 4.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1996


Location

Not on display


Accession number

485.1996


Artist information

Ian Fairweather

Works in the collection

25


Place

Where the work was made
Darwin

Shown in 7 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 7 publications

Bibliography


Murray Bail, Ian Fairweather, 'Darwin: the raft', pg. 94-108, Sydney, 2009, 98 (illus.), 252. figure no. 24; cat.no. 97; dated 1951

Murray Bail, Ian Fairweather, 'The emerging line & Aboriginal influence', pg. 90- 110., Sydney, 1981, 91, 96, 97 (illus.), 238. plate no. 40; cat.no. 89; Collection of Mrs J.E.A. Walkley.

Tim Fisher, The drawings of Ian Fairweather, 'The Calcutta Group', pg. 9, Port Melbourne, 1997, 13-15, 51 (colour illus.).

Niagara Galleries, Old Masters: Fairweather, Tuckson, Melbourne, 1994, (colour illus.). cat.no. 2

Queensland Art Gallery (Curator), Fairweather: a retrospective exhibition, South Brisbane, Jun 1965. cat.no. 24

Anne Ryan, Look, 'The drawings of Ian Fairweather', pg. 14-15, Heidelberg, Dec 1997, 15 (colour illus.).

INK: Whiteley and Others, Sydney, 2006. List of works