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Title

Margaret Olley

1948


Artist

Donald Friend

Australia

06 Feb 1915 - 16 Aug 1989


About

Margaret Olley went to stay with her friend Donald Friend in Hill End, where he had bought a cottage and was working on his major piece 'Apocalypse of St John the Divine', for three weeks in May 1948. While there, they spurred each other on, working hard at painting and drawing, both in the surrounding landscape, and in the cottage. As well as being a very productive period for both of them, it also marked the deepening of their friendship, beautifully expressed in this intimate portrait by one artist, of another.


Details


Other Title

Portrait of Margaret Olley


Place where the work was made

Hill End New South Wales Australia


Date

1948


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pen and black ink, wash on cream wove paper laid on board


Dimensions

37.6 x 27.8 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated u.r. corner, pen and black ink “Donald. '48”.


Credit

Bequest of Margaret Olley 2012


Location

Not on display


Accession number

203.2012


Artist information

Donald Friend

Works in the collection

57


Place

Where the work was made
Hill End

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history