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Russell Drysdale

England, Australia

07 Feb 1912 - 29 Jun 1981


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia



Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas


183.0 x 122.0 cm

Signature & date

Signed l.r., oil "Russell Drysdale". Not dated.


Purchased under the terms of the Florence Turner Blake Bequest 1961


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Russell Drysdale

Artist profile

Works in the collection



Where the work was made

Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 17 publications


Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1961 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1961, 8. 4

Christine Dixon and Terry Smith, Aspects of Australian figurative painting 1942-1962: dreams, fears and desires, 'Discussion of the images', pg. 71-90, Sydney, 1984, 81, 89 (illus.), 94. plate no. 76

Geoffrey Dutton, Russell Drysdale, 'Russell Drysdale - the man and his work', pg. 7-84, London, 1964, 74, 179 (illus.), 191. plate no. 123

Deborah Edwards, Two centuries of Australian painting: a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Introduction', pg. 8-14, Sydney, 1986, 43 (illus.). 47

James Gleeson, Masterpieces of Australian painting, 'Russell Drysdale', pg. 116-118, Melbourne, 1969, 118, 119 (colour illus.). plate no. 44

John Hetherington, Australian painters, forty profiles, Melbourne, 1963, 110 (illus.).

Lou Klepac, The life and work of Russell Drysdale, 'The retrospective', pg. 159-166, Kensington, 1983, 162, 163, 334 (illus.), 369. plate no. 151

Angus Maude (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 01 Nov 1961.

John Douglas Pringle and Russell Drysdale, Russell Drysdale's Australia, Sydney, 1974, 43 (colour illus.),.

Alison Small, Art and Artists of Australia, Melbourne, 1981, (colour illus.).

Geoffrey Smith, Russell Drysdale 1912-1981, Melbourne, 1997, 12, 30, 160, 161 (colour illus.). 64

William Splatt and Barbara Burton, 100 masterpieces of Australian painting, Adelaide, 1973, 194, 195 (colour illus.). plate no. 94

William Splatt and Barbara Burton, A treasury of Australian painting, 'New visions in an ancient land', pg. 55-56, Australia, 1976, 56, 61 (colour illus.), 67. plate no. 45

Lara Travis, Art and Australia (Vol. 36, No. 1), 'Exhibitions: Russell Drysdale; Art, macramé and shag-pile carpet', pg. 54-55, Sydney, 1998, 55 (colour illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), Bulletin, Sydney, 11 Nov 1961.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Sun-Herald, Sydney, 01 Nov 1961.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Nation, Sydney, 18 Nov 1961.