Russell DRYSDALE, Tree forms: drought sketches Enlarge 1 /1


Bognor Regis, England 1912 – Westmead, New South Wales, Australia 1981

  • Australia from 1923
  • England/France 1938-39
  • England 1950-51, 1957 and 1976

Tree forms: drought sketches c.1944 Place made: New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, ink; paper drawing in pen and black ink Support: white wove sketchbook paper

Primary Insc: signed lower right below image in brown crayon, 'R.D'. not dated. not titled.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper left corner in black pencil, '1706'.
Dimensions: image 25.2 h x 27.6 w cm sheet 27.5 h x 37.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.948
Subject: Collection: The James Agapitos and Ray Wilson collection of Australian surrealist art, acquired, 2007. Australia, Art style: Surrealism
  • Purchased by the Agapitos/Wilson Collection, from Christie's Australia
  • Agapitos/Wilson Collection, Sydney
  • Purchase by the National Gallery of Australia, of the Agapitos/Wilson Collection, from James Agapitos and Ray Wilson, Sydney, 2007