Potts Point, New South Wales, Australia 1920 – Sydney, Australia 2001

  • England, France 1947-50
  • USA 1957-63, 1966-67

not titled [Front cover ofSketchbook, January 1951, Sydney, with [1] sketch on recto]. January 1951 Description: staple-bound 'W.C. Penfolds - Pen Sketching' sketchboook with cream cardboard cover comprising of [29] leaves with [134] compositions on [28] leaves and front cover recto.

Collection Title: Sketchbook, January 1951, Sydney.
Page: front cover
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, sketchbooks, drawing in black pencil. Support: thin smooth cream cardboard.
Manufacturer's Mark: printed recto upper left in black ink, 'w.P.c / EST 1830', printed recto centre in black in, 'PEN SKETCHING / BOOK', printed recto lower centre in black ink, 'W.C. PENFOLD & CO. PTY. LTD. / 88 PITT STREET SYDNEY.'.

Primary Insc: Dated recto lower right in green pencil, '1/51'. Inscribed recto centre right in black ballpoint pen, '27'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed recto upper right by unknown hand (possibley James Gleeson) blue ballpoint pen, '1951 - No 5'. Inscribed recto upper left by Assistant Curator of Australian Drawings, GrĂ¡inne Murphy in black pencil, 'sketch book seven.
Dimensions: leaf 20.8 h x 29.2 w cm cover 20.8 h x 29.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.1255.42.1
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from the artist, Sydney, 1976.