Russell DRYSDALE, Study for the mural 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

Study for the mural "Mural of workmen" [Sketch fo a mural [title at purchase]] (1937-38) Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, cardboard; graphite; ink; oil paint drawing in oil paint, black pencil and brush and ink Support: cream cardboard

Primary Insc: signed lower right in pen and ink, 'G Russell Drysdale'. not dated.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper left in ballpoint pen, '2968'
Dimensions: sheet 40.9 h x 71.2 w cm sight 39.2 h x 69.0 w
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.616
Image rights: © Estate of Russell Drysdale
  • Collection of Mr Geoffrey Jones, Melbourne c 1936-76 (from old worksheet).
  • Purchased by the Australiian National Gallery, from Joseph Brown Gallery, Melbourne, 1976.