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Russell Drysdale

England, Australia

07 Feb 1912 - 29 Jun 1981




Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas


55.0 x 38.1 cm stretcher; 67.2 x 50.8 x 4.5 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner, red oil "R Drysdale". Not dated.


Gift of Anne Wienholt 1955

Accession number


Artist information

Russell Drysdale

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 11 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 16 publications


Russell Drysdale, The paintings of Russell Drysdale: reproducing fifteen plates in colour with an essay by Joseph Burke, 'List of works and owners, 1951', pg.47-52, Sydney, 1951, 41 (colour illus), 50. plate no. 13

Jenepher Duncan, Dr Joseph Brown, Rod Andrews and Margaret Plant, Russell Drysdale, Clayton, 1987, 42. 23

Geoffrey Dutton, Russell Drysdale, 'Russell Drysdale - the man and his work', pg. 7-84, London, 1964, 29 (colour illus.), 76, 183. plate no. VI

Edwards and Shaw (Printer), Russell Drysdale: retrospective exhibition 1937 - 1960, Sydney, 1960. 26

Robert Hughes, The art of Australia, 'The stylists 1939-50', pg. 169-196, Melbourne, 1970, 193, 324.

Lou Klepac, The life and work of Russell Drysdale, 'The war years', pg. 49-58, Kensington, 1983, 55, 240 (colour illus.), 366. plate no. 55

Robert Lindsay., Aspects of Australian Art: Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling art exhibition 1976, 'Russell Drysdale', Sydney, 1976, (illus.). 52; not paginated

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Purchases and Acquisitions for 1955 National Art Gallery of N.S.W., Sydney, 1956, 6. 6

Charles Osborne, Masterpieces of Drysdale, London, 1975, 3 (colour illus.). plate no. 3; There is text on the verso of the illustration.

Geoffrey Smith, Russell Drysdale 1912-1981, Melbourne, 1997, 60, 61 (colour illus.). 14

Sydney Ure Smith, Australian present day art, 'Russell Drysdale', pg. 32, Sydney, 1943, 32, 40 (illus.).

Daniel Thomas AM and Paul Haefliger, Russell Drysdale; a retrospective exhibition of paintings from 1937 to 1960, Sydney, 1960, 55. 26

Daniel Thomas, Hemisphere, 'Drysdale's art changed the Australian outlook', pg. 12-18, Sydney, Nov 1960, 17 (illus.).

Sydney Ure Smith (Editor), Present day art in Australia, Sydney, 1949, 16 (colour illus.). Collection of Miss Anne Wienholt

Editor Unknown (Editor), Society of Artists book 1943, Sydney, 1943, 40 (illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), Sydney Ure Smith memorial catalogue, Sydney, 1950, 29 (colour illus.).