John BRACK, Mannequins Enlarge 1 /1


East Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia 1920 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1999

Mannequins [Two figures] 1953 Title Notes: Original invoice from JP & FM Coker gave title "The two models" - see file 83/0991-01 f77. However, the title "Mannequins" was given by the artist (see f79), and was used at its first showing at Peter Bray Gallery, Melbourne Feb. 1954 under this title, which has therefore been adopted by NGA as having precedence. The artist states that it was not done in preparation for a painting Exhibited Leonard Joel Gallery auction 2/4/71 with title "Two figures" (lot no. 107). Illus. Andrew Sayers: "Drawing in Australia" p223.
Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, conté crayon; paper drawing in conté crayon Support: paper

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right in conté crayon, 'John Brack 53'.
Dimensions: sight 52.0 h x 65.4 w cm sheet 54.8 h x 69.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1986
Accession No: NGA 86.1136
Image rights: © Helen Brack
  • Mr & Mrs J Coker ?-1986.
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Mr. and Mrs J Crocker, 1986.