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Double Bay, New South Wales, Australia 1894 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1977

  • Hawaii 1921, France 1922, United States c1922-1929

The emu [fabric design] 1950s
Collection Title: Portfolio 1. Sketch designs for fabrics, Australian Legends
Place made: Killara, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, portfolios, ink; paper drawing in pen and brush and brown ink Support: paper mounted on cardboard

Primary Insc: signed lower left in pen and black ink, 'Byram Mansell'. not dated. Titled lower right in pen and pen and black ink, 'The emu'..
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower right in ink, 'No. 9'. Inscribed verso lower left in ink, 'Grass trees and emu'. Printed label verso upper right, '582'. Printed label verso lower centre, 'JX3055 / Byram Mansell F.R.S.A. (Lond.) / The Garden Studio / 37 Marion Street / Killahra'.
Dimensions: image 40.6 h x 40.4 w cm sheet 42.6 h x 42.2 w cm backing 43.2 h x 42.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1986
Accession No: NGA 86.1220.9
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Woolloomooloo Gallery, Sydney, March 1986.