Eric THAKE, Podargus. Enlarge 1 /1


Auburn, Victoria, Australia 1904 – Geelong, Victoria, Australia 1982

Podargus. 1964 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; paper drawing in black pencil Support: light-weight cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark

Primary Insc: Signed and dated centre in black pencil, 'Eric Thake 1964'. Titled centre right in black pencil. 'Podargus'. Inscribed lower edge in black pencil 'One of many drawings I did of this bird U. of M. it was / found in the Dandenongs with a broken left wing / but only survived a couple of weeks'. Inscribed lower centre in black pencil 'Mount for this [up arrow]'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: image 17.3 h x 10.0 w cm sheet 27.7 h x 15.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1975
Accession No: NGA 75.50
Subject: Australia, Animal: Bird
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Leveson Street Gallery, Melbourne, 1975.