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Title

(Sunbathers)

circa 1953-circa 1954

Artist

Charles Blackman

Australia

12 Aug 1928 – 20 Aug 2018

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  • Details

    Date
    circa 1953-circa 1954
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    charcoal on thin buff wove paper
    Dimensions
    52.3 x 61.4 cm image; 68.7 x 86.4 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed lower c., blue ball-point pen "Blackman". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Gwen Frolich 2001
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    112.2001
    Copyright
    © Charles Blackman. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    This is one of a number of drawings Blackman made over a period of eight months in 1953-54. He had begun the renowned 'Schoolgirl series' in 1952, further developing it the following year. The series also included images of swimmers, at St Kilda. These were among the works that established his career as a major Australian artist. The drawings have subsequently come to epitomize the best of his work.

    Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2001

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