Australia 1911 – 1992

Douglas ANNAND

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia 1903 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1976


22 March, 1903 – 14 December, 1976

P & O Headquarters, Sydney, with Douglas Annand glass screen and ceramic mural 1963 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: photographs, gelatin silver photograph Support: paper

Primary Insc: Inscribed verso l.c., ink "Please return to :- DOUGLAS ANNAND, 34 LADY GAME DRIVE, KILLARA, N.S.W. / P & O Building Sydney. (Fowell, Mansfield & Maclurcan, architects) 1963. / Glass screen. Acid etched, engraved and sandblasted, on both faces. (27 ft x 7 ft.) / Cerarmic mural. Deep blue blackground with sea motifs impressed in the clay, & with other blues & greens added. / (abt 25 ft. x 27 ft.) / Mermaids of different nationalities sculptured in zinc with slight gilding; / Celestial Globe with constellations of the zodiac. A small vermillion Earth is suspended in the centre. / Zinc, gilded on inner surfaces. N.B. Globe not in position when this was photographed."
Dimensions: printed image 23.8 h x 30.2 w cm sheet 23.8 h x 30.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1989
Accession No: NGA 89.11.363
Image rights: © Max Dupain. Licensed by Viscopy
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Tony Annand, the artist’s son, Sydney, 1989.