Penshurst, Victoria, Australia 1893
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1972
Amicus certus in re incerta [A sure friend in uncertain times]
(1927-28) Description: Cartoon for unexecuted mural, AMP Building, Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique:
drawings, drawing in oil paint, turpentine wash, gold paint and black pencil Support: paper
Primary Insc: not signed.
Titled lower edge as part of work in gold paint, 'AMICUS CERTUS IN RE INCERTA'.
inscribed lower left, 'CARTOON / 6th Full Size'.
inscribed verso centre left, 'Mural'.
inscribed verso centre right, 'AMP DESIGN'.
inscribed verso lower left, 'COLOURED / MURAL DESIGNS'.
image 84.8 h x 132.6 w cm sheet 84.8 h x 132.6 w cm
: Purchased 1978 Accession No
: NGA 78.1306
- With rhe artist until his death in 1972.
- Estate of Napier Waller.
- Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne, November 1978;
- From the exhibition, 'Nineteenth and twentieth century Australian painting', Melbourne: The Block Gallery and Deutscher Galleries, 28 September - 5 November 1978, cat. no.30, (illustrated).