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Title

Margaret Olley

1948

Artist

Donald Friend

Australia

06 Feb 1915 - 16 Aug 1989

  • 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
    Copyright
    © Reproduced with permission of the Estate of Donald Friend. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Hill End

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

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