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Title

Sam Sue, well known pearl buyer, Broome, Western Australia

1947
printed 1981


Artist

Axel Poignant

England, Australia, England

12 Dec 1906 - 05 Feb 1986


Details


Dates

1947
printed 1981


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

28.8 x 40.6 cm image; 37.2 x 47.7 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. sheet, pencil "Axel Poignant -1981". Dated l.l. sheet, pencil "...1947".


Credit

Purchased 1978


Location

Not on display


Accession number

176.1978


Artist information

Axel Poignant

Works in the collection

41


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Natasha Bullock, Australian postwar photodocumentary, Sydney, 2004. no catalogue numbers

Josef Lebovic Gallery and Helen Ennis, Masterpieces of Australian Photography, Twentieth Century Photography, Sydney, 1989, 184, 185 (illus). cat.no. 329

Gael Newton, Edmund Capon AM, OBE and Hal Missingham, Axel Poignant retrospective, Sydney, 1982, (illus.). cat.no. 46

Gael Newton, Silver and Grey - Fifty Years of Australian Photography 1900-1950, 1980. plate no. 99

Gael Newtown, Three years on: a selection of acquisitions 1978-1981, 'Photography - Australian, European and American', pg. 67-84, Sydney, 1981, 80. cat.no. 33