Road with rocks
07 Feb 1912 - 29 Jun 1981
This work was a finalist in the 1949 Wynne Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1949.
Place where the work was made
oil on canvas
66.6 x 102.0 cm stretcher; 80.2 x 115.8 x 5.2 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, brown oil "Russell Drysdale". Not dated.
Not on display
© Russell Drysdale Estate
Where the work was made
Shown in 9 exhibitions
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1949, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Dec 1949–17 Feb 1950
Contemporary Australian painting (1957), Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, Feb 1957–Mar 1957
Russell Drysdale: a retrospective exhibition of paintings from 1937 to 1960, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 05 Oct 1960–06 Nov 1960
Russell Drysdale (Adelaide 1964), John Martin's Auditorium, 04 Mar 1964–21 Mar 1964
Aspects of Australian art: Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Art Exhibition 1976, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1976–1977
Twentieth century Australian masterworks from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Fred Williams Pilbara series from the collection of CRA Limited, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, 04 Oct 1985–06 Nov 1985
The Artists of Hill End:
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 29 Jul 1995–17 Sep 1995
- Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst 06 Oct 1995–19 Nov 1995
- New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale 10 Feb 1996–31 Mar 1996
- Broken Hill City Art Gallery, Broken Hill 19 Apr 1996–26 May 1996
- Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat 07 Jun 1996–29 Jul 1996
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000
Russell Drysdale: defining the modern Australian landscape, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, 19 Oct 2013–09 Feb 2014
Referenced in 9 publications
Herbert Badham, A gallery of Australian art, 'Introduction', pg. v-vii., Sydney, 1954, xii, (illus.). plate no. 36
Christopher Heathcote, Russell Drysdale: defining the modern Australian landscape, 'Defining the modern Australian landscape', pg. 9-32, Kent Town, 2013, 22 (colour illus.), 23, 64-65 (colour illus.), 85.
Robert Lindsay., Aspects of Australian Art: Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling art exhibition 1976, 'Russell Drysdale', Sydney, 1976, (illus.). cat.no. 54; not paginated
Patrick McCaughey, Australian Art Review, 'Russell Drysdale 1912-1981', pg. 114 - 117., Rozelle, 1982, 115 (colour illus.).
Hal Missingham, Contemporary Australian painting, 'Introduction', pg. 5-6, Auckland, 1957, 10, inside back cover (illus.). cat.no. 15
Judith White, Look, 'Looking back at the AGNSW… when there was only one curator: Daniel Thomas in conversation with Steven Miller' edited, pg. 31-34, Sydney, Dec 2009-Jan 2010, 34 (colour illus.).
Time, 'Home sweet homeland', New York, 10 Oct 1960, (colour illus.).
Barry Pearce and Unknown, Twentieth century Australian masterworks from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Fred Williams Pilbara Series, Tokyo, 1985, 36 (colour illus.). cat.no. 19
Unknown, The artists of Hill End, Sydney, 1995, 11 (colour illus.). cat.no: 2