- Media category
- Materials used
- pen and black and red ink, watercolour, gouache, pastel on buff wove paper
- 47.0 x 64.3 cm sheet; 66.6 x 84.5 x 3.5 cm frame
- Signature & date
Signed l.l. corner, pen and black ink ".../ Donald Friend". Not dated.
- Purchased 1981
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Reproduced with permission of the Estate of Donald Friend/Copyright Agency
- Artist information
Works in the collection
Donald Friend's most notable achievements are to be found among his works on paper. Made shortly after the artist returned to live in Sydney for good in 1981, this lyrical watercolour of Sydney Harbour was part of a new series of works that included views of the harbour and the city, continuing a long-broken association with the city of his birth and formative years as an artist.
Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000
Shown in 5 exhibitions
Australian watercolours 1880s to 1990s, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Nov 1995–14 Jan 1996
Australian watercolours 1880s to 1990s, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, 1996–1996
Australian watercolours 1880s to 1990s, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, 1996–1996
Suburb, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 15 Apr 2000–23 Jul 2000
Parallel Visions: Twenty-two artists from the Australian collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Feb 2002–May 2003
Donald Friend: A charmed life, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 09 Nov 2006–04 Feb 2007
Harbourlife: Sydney Harbour from the 1940s to recent times, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Manly, 30 Nov 2007–13 Jan 2008
Harbourlife: Sydney Harbour from the 1940s to recent times, Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney, 23 Jan 2008–08 Mar 2008
Referenced in 6 publications
Peter Emmett, Sydney: metropolis, suburb, harbour, 'Suburb', pg. 71-72, Glebe, 2000, 120 (colour illus.).
Christine France, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Donald Friend / Margaret Olley', pg. 128-139, Sydney, 2002, 132 (colour illus.), 143, 147.
Lou Klepac, Donald Friend: a charmed life, Canberra, 2006. Checklist of works.
Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian watercolours 1880s to 1990s, 'Introduction: Painting in watercolour', pg. 8-16, Sydney, 1995, 92 (colour illus.), 123. cat.no. 82
Barry Pearce, Donald Friend Retrospective 1915-1989, Sydney, 1990, 119 (colour illus.). cat.no. 98
Gavin Wilson, Harbourlife, Sydney, 2007, 56, 47 (colour illus.).
Other works by Donald Friend
See all 57 works