Donald FRIEND, The secret weapon Enlarge 1 /1


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1915 – Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia 1989

  • Europe, Africa 1936-40
  • Bali 1967-80

The secret weapon February 1942 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in pen and ink, brush and ink, colour ink wash, black pencil, and scratching back Support: paper

Primary Insc: Signed and dated upper left in image in red ink 'Donald./ Feb. 42'. Signed, dated and titled verso upper centre in black ink, ''The secret weapon.' / Donald Friend / Feb. 1942.'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper right in black ink, 'backcloth'.
Dimensions: image 26.5 h x 36.3 w cm sheet 26.5 h x 36.3 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.968
Subject: Collection: The James Agapitos and Ray Wilson collection of Australian surrealist art, acquired, 2007. Australia, Art style: Surrealism
Image rights: Reproduced with permission from the Estate of the Late Donald Friend
  • Purchased by the Agapitos/Wilson Collection, from Scheding Berry Fine Arts, Sydney.
  • Agapitos/Wilson Collection, Sydney.
  • Purchase by the National Gallery of Australia, of the Agapitos/Wilson Collection, from James Agapitos and Ray Wilson, Sydney, 2007.