Skip to content

Update from the Gallery regarding COVID-19

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is open. We are observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read the latest visit information

Collection

All

Search

Australian art

View More:


Details


Alternative title

Ceylon sketch book


Place where the work was made

Sri Lanka


Date

1959


Media categories

Sketchbook , Drawing


Materials used

sketchbook; 72 leaves, 53 drawings, pen and brown ink on cream wove paper


Dimensions

25.0 x 35.0 cm leaf; 25.0 x 35.5 x 2.0 cm closed book; 25.0 x 72.0 cm open book


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1989


Location

Not on display


Accession number

353.1989.a-ttt


Artist information

Donald Friend

Artist profile

Works in the collection

57


Place

Where the work was made
Sri Lanka

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg, Everyday life: prints drawings and watercolours from the collections of Australian and European art, Sydney, 1994. cat.no. 30

Hendrik Kolenberg, Animals on paper - from the Australian collection of prints, drawings and watercolours, Sydney, 1992. cat.no. 11

David Robson, Beyond Bawa: Modern mastersworks of monsoon Asia, '3. Brief encounters', pg. 38-48, London, 2007, 38 (colour illus.). image is of etching located on page 17: (Male figure seated in low chair with sheet music on the armrest); titled 'Portrait of Bevis Bawa'

David Robson, Beyond Bawa: Modern mastersworks of monsoon Asia, '3. Brief encounters', pg. 38-48, London, 2007, 43 (colour illus.). image is of drawing located on page 65: (Domed building with a study of a bird in ink and pencil); titled 'Dagoba'