Peter PURVES SMITH, 'I want to get back' Enlarge 1 /1


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1912 – 1949

  • Europe 1934-37, Australia 1937, Africa, Europe, America, India, Burma 1937-46

'I want to get back' [Drought (with sheep)] 1939 or 1940 Place made: London, Greater London, United Kingdom, England
Materials & Technique: drawings, watercolours, gouache; graphite; ink; paper drawing in gouache, brush and ink and black pencil Support: paper

Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Secondary Insc: Inscribed verso upper right in red fibre-tipped pen, '12. I want to get back.'
Dimensions: sheet 48.3 h x 40.0 w cm sight 47.4 h x 39.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Anonymous donor 1986
Accession No: NGA 86.1439
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from a private collection, Sydney, June 1986.