Russell DRYSDALE, Portrait of Margaret Olley 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

Portrait of Margaret Olley 1940's Place made: Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; ink; paper; watercolour drawing in watercolour, brown pen and ink over black pencil Support: thin smooth white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.

Primary Insc: Signed lower left within image in brown pen and ink, 'Russel Drysdale'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper right in black pencil, '14 3/4 x 11 / Linen Mount'.
Dimensions: image (irregular) 27.6 h x 18.4 w sheet 27.6 h x 18.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Bequest of Margaret Olley AC, 2012. 100 Works for 100 Years.
Accession No: NGA 2012.1282
  • In the collection of Margaret Olley.
  • Gifted to the National Gallery, Canberra, from Margaret Olley's estate, August 2012.