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The city from Darling Harbour

circa 1957-circa 1958


Brett Whiteley

Australia, England

07 Apr 1939 – 15 Jun 1992

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Sydney New South Wales Australia
    circa 1957-circa 1958
    Media categories
    Drawing , Watercolour
    Materials used
    pen and black ink, wash, watercolour on cream paper (glued to card)
    22.8 x 41.9 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Gift of Helen Gates in memory of John Gates 2012
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Wendy Whiteley/Copyright Agency

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    Brett Whiteley

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  • About

    This drawing comes from Brett Whiteley’s period of employment at the advertising firm Lintas, which he commenced in 1956 after leaving school mid-year, in the layout and commercial art department. Whiteley and his fellow artist colleagues at Lintas, including Michael Johnson and Max Cullen, would go on drawing excursions and get a critique on the following Monday from senior staff. Darling Harbour and The Rocks were their favoured sites.

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