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Aberdeen, Scotland 1862 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1935

  • Africa 1881-86
  • Australia from 1886

"Out of the night that covers me ..." [recto] (early 20th century) Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; ink; paper drawing in pen and ink; brush and ink and black pencil Support: cardboard

Primary Insc: not signed or dated. Titled and inscribed lower edge as part of work, in black pencil, 'Out of the night that covers me black as the pit from pole to pole/I thank whatever gods there be for my unconqerable [sic] soul'.
Dimensions: image 26.6 h x 19.5 w cm sheet 31.9 h x 25.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of John Brackenreg 1977.
Accession No: NGA
  • With the artist until his death in 1935.
  • Estate of the artist.
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from John Brackenreg, Sydney, May 1977.