Skip to content


An image of Coolie by Ian Fairweather

Ian Fairweather

(Scotland, Australia 29 Sep 1891 – 20 May 1974)

Other titles:
(Figure in a hat)
Figure in a Hat
Media category
Materials used
gouache on cardboard

53.0 x 38.6 cm board (irreg.); 62.3 x 48.3 x 4.8 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, pale blue gouache "IF". Not dated.
Purchased 1956
Accession number
© Ian Fairweather/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Not on display
Bibliography (6)

Murray Bail, Mary Eagle, Drusilla Modjeska, Martin Armiger, Joanna Capon and Pierre Ryckmans, Fairweather, Australia, 1994, 94 (colour illus.), 142. plate no. 22; Note that this publication refers to this work by the title "Figure in a hat".

Murray Bail, Ian Fairweather, 'Drawings, mostly', pg. 84-93, Sydney, 2009, 91 (colour illus.), 253. plate no. 67; Note that this publication refers to this work by the title "Figure in a Hat".

Hendrik Kolenberg, Twentieth century Australian watercolours from the collection, Sydney, 1989. 13

Leon Paroissien (Editor), Australian Art Review, 'Ian Fairweather', p140-143, Rozelle, 1982, 143 (illus.).

Queensland Art Gallery (Curator), Fairweather: a retrospective exhibition, South Brisbane, Jun 1965. 33; not paginated; this publication refers to this print by the title "Figure in hat".

Clive Turnbull, Jean Campbell and Daniel Thomas, Australian painting: colonial, impressionist, contemporary, Adelaide, 1962, 43. 107; This publication refers to this work as "Figure in hat".

Exhibition history (3)

Australian Painting: Colonial, Impressionist, Contemporary (1962-63):

Fairweather: a retrospective exhibition (1965-1966):

Fairweather (1994):