The drawing dates from the 1950s when Hilton’s work moved towards an informal abstraction. By the end of the decade he was determined to reinvent figuration, and his new work was deceptively childlike and awkward in appearance, while deft and elegant in its economy and clarity. Other drawings by Hilton in the collection date from the 60s and 70s.
pen and brown ink
20.5 x 13.5 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of Mrs Rosmarie Samuelson 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Not on display
© Roger Hilton. DACS/Licensed by Copyright Agency
Rosmarie Samuelson, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Mrs Rosmarie Samuelson 2013
Monika Kinley, London/England, Purchased by Samuelson 1980