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Title

Kimberley landscape

1961

Artist

Russell Drysdale

England, Australia

07 Feb 1912 – 29 Jun 1981

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Western Australia Australia
    Date
    1961
    Media categories
    Watercolour , Drawing
    Materials used
    pencil, pen and black ink, watercolour
    Dimensions
    26.7 x 41.2 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., ink ".../ Russell Drysdale 61."

    Credit
    Purchased 1996
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    132.1996
    Copyright
    © Estate of Russell Drysdale

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    Russell Drysdale

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    Works in the collection

    37

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  • About

    'Kimberley landscape' was made for the book 'Journey among men' published in 1962 (of which Drysdale and 'Jock' Marshall were joint authors) to illustrate the text "A rough track led us north towards the distant Oscar Range". The book was the result of a zoological tour of north-western Australia in 1958 when Drysdale acted as unofficial artist. 'Kimberley landscape' is a major watercolour, comparable with Drysdale's late landscape paintings and reveals his considerable powers of pictorial invention and draughtsmanship.

    Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Western Australia

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 5 publications

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