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Title

Aboriginal family

circa 1956


Artist

Russell Drysdale

England, Australia

07 Feb 1912 - 29 Jun 1981


Details


Place where the work was made

Australia


Date

circa 1956


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

black conté, watercolour, white highlights on green paper


Dimensions

40.7 x 30.9 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r., pen and red ink "Russell Drysdale". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1956


Location

Not on display


Accession number

9200


Artist information

Russell Drysdale

Artist profile

Works in the collection

37


Place

Where the work was made
Australia

Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg, Everyday life: prints drawings and watercolours from the collections of Australian and European art, Sydney, 1994. cat.no. 24

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 69 (illus.). cat.no. 60

Macquarie Galleries, Drawings and Prints, Sydney, 1956. cat.no. 9