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Title

Ladies' lounge

circa 1920s

Artist

Clive Wallis

Australia, New Zealand

1909 - 1983

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Sydney New South Wales Australia
    Date
    circa 1920s
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    pencil on thin cream paper
    Dimensions
    23.9 x 31.5 cm image; 31.0 x 41.4 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Australian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours Benefactors' Fund 2012
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    182.2012
    Artist information
    Clive Wallis

    Works in the collection

    2

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  • About

    This closely observed drawing of two women drinking in a bar is remarkable in its pithy attention to detail; the subjects' discontent and boredom is palpable, while the viewer is transported immediately into the demi-monde of a Sydney pub's "ladies Lounge" or a European café, with its marble topped, cast iron café tables.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Sydney

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Josef Lebovic Gallery (Editor), Australian works on paper, Sydney, Dec 2011, 30 (colour illus.). cat.no. 171; priced $1,650

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