John OLSEN, Childhood by the seaport Enlarge 1 /1


Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia born 1928


  • Europe 1956-60
  • Spain, Portugal 1965-67

Childhood by the seaport 1965 Place made: Watsons Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: paintings, oil on composition board Support: composition board
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark

Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right in blue paint, 'John Olsen '65'. titled lower right in blue paint, 'childhood by the Seaport'.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed with title verso label verso upper left, '[NGV: John Olsen retrospective Nov 1991 - Feb 1992
Dimensions: canvas 214.5 h x 152.5 w cm framed (overall) 2195 h x 1585 w x 45 d mm
Acknowledgement: The Alan Boxer Bequest 2014
Accession No: NGA 2014.2393
  • Collection of Alan Boxer