Peter PURVES SMITH, Woman eating duck Enlarge 1 /1


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1912 – 1949

  • Europe 1934-37, Australia 1937, Africa, Europe, America, India, Burma 1937-46

Woman eating duck 1948 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in gouache, watercolour, pen and ink and black pencil Support: thin white wove paper on cardboard

Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right in image in black ink, ' PURVES-SMITH / 1948 '. not titled.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper right in black pencil, '241821-&'.
Dimensions: image 47.5 h x 62.6 w cm sheet 48.0 h x 62.6 w
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.1112
Subject: Collection: The James Agapitos and Ray Wilson collection of Australian surrealist art, acquired, 2007. Australia, Art style: Surrealism
  • Joseph Brown Collection
  • Agapitos/Wilson Collection, Sydney
  • Purchase by the National Gallery of Australia, of the Agapitos/Wilson Collection, from James Agapitos and Ray Wilson, Sydney, 2007