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An image of Road with rocks by Russell Drysdale

Russell Drysdale

(England, Australia 07 Feb 1912 – 29 Jun 1981)

Title
Road with rocks
Place of origin
Australia
Year
(1949)
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

66.6 x 102.0 cm stretcher; 80.2 x 115.8 x 5.2 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, brown oil "Russell Drysdale". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1949
Accession number
8323
Copyright
© Russell Drysdale Estate
Location
Not on display
Further information

This work was a finalist in the 1949 Wynne Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1949.

Bibliography (8)

Herbert Badham, A gallery of Australian art, 'Introduction', pg. v-vii., Sydney, 1954, xii, (illus.). plate no. 36

Robert Lindsay., Aspects of Australian Art: Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling art exhibition 1976, 'Russell Drysdale', Sydney, 1976, (illus.). cat.no. 54; not paginated

Patrick McCaughey, Australian Art Review, 'Russell Drysdale 1912-1981', pg. 114 - 117., Rozelle, 1982, 115 (colour illus.).

Hal Missingham, Contemporary Australian painting, 'Introduction', pg. 5-6, Auckland, 1957, 10, inside back cover (illus.). cat.no. 15

Barry Pearce and Patrick McCaughey, Twentieth century Australian masterworks from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Fred Williams Pilbara Series, Tokyo, 1985, 36 (colour illus.). cat.no. 19

Judith White, Look, 'Looking back at the AGNSW… when there was only one curator: Daniel Thomas in conversation with Steven Miller' edited, pg. 31-34, Newtown, Dec 2009-Jan 2010, 34 (colour illus.).

Gavin Wilson, The artists of Hill End, Sydney, 1995, 11 (colour illus.). cat.no: 2

Editor Unknown (Editor), Time, 'Home sweet homeland', New York, 10 Oct 1960, (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (9)

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1949, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Dec 1949–17 Feb 1950

Contemporary Australian painting (1957), Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, Feb 1957–Mar 1957

Russell Drysdale: a retrospective exhibition of paintings from 1937 to 1960, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 05 Oct 1960–06 Nov 1960

Russell Drysdale (Adelaide 1964), John Martin's Auditorium, 04 Mar 1964–21 Mar 1964

Aspects of Australian art: Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Art Exhibition 1976, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1976–1977

Twentieth century Australian masterworks from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Fred Williams Pilbara series from the collection of CRA Limited, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, 04 Oct 1985–06 Nov 1985

The Artists of Hill End:

Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000

Russell Drysdale: Defining the Modern Landscape, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, 19 Oct 2013–09 Feb 2014