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Douglas ROBERTS

Kadina, South Australia, Australia 1919 – Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 1976

not titled [Study for 'The ack-ack gun']. c.1944 Place made: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in black pencil with scratching back Support: cream wove paper

Primary Insc: not signed. not dated. Titled lower centre in image in black pencil, ' The Ack-Ack Gun'.
Dimensions: image 34.4 h x 26.2 w cm sheet 38.0 h x 27.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.1118
Subject: Collection: The James Agapitos and Ray Wilson collection of Australian surrealist art, acquired, 2007. Australia, Art style: Surrealism War: second world war, 1939-1945
Provenance:
  • With the artist at his death in 1976.
  • By descent to Mrs Vera Roberts, the artist's widow.
  • Purchased by the Agapitos/Wilson Collection, from Vera Roberts.
  • Purchase by the National Gallery of Australia, of the Agapitos/Wilson Collection, from James Agapitos and Ray Wilson, Sydney, 2007