Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1915 – Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia 1989

  • Europe, Africa 1936-40
  • Bali 1967-80

Head studies 1951 Place made: Hill End, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, watercolours, drawing in pen and colour ink, ink wash, pastel and watercolour Support: cream laid Canson paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: lower left sideways, 'CANSON & M...(cut off)'.

Primary Insc: Signed, dated and titled lower right in pen and black ink, 'Head studies. Donald Friend '51'
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, '3288 MIOF ANDORA'.
Dimensions: image 31.5 h x 45.8 w cm sheet 31.5 h x 48.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.437
Image rights: Reproduced with permission from the Estate of the Late Donald Friend
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Beth Mayne's Studio Shop, Sydney, 1976.