Frankfurt, Germany 1893 – Victoria, Australia 1965

  • England 1936-40
  • Australia from 1940

Suchende [Search] [Study for 'Tale of Man'] 1940 Place made: Internment camp, Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in watercolour over black pencil Support: thin smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.

Primary Insc: signed centre right above image in black pencil, 'LH'. dated lower right below image in black pencil, 'Hay 1940' titled centre left to centre right within image in black pencil, 'SUCHENDE [Search]'. inscribed upper left to centre right above image in black pencil, '[poem in German] [Closed in, enclosed in the walls / Under pressure, oh seize your strength / hardly a ray of silver remains / hope stays out in France's fields / look outwards, O poor soul, abandoned in distant never / ending horizons where You see a distant circle.]'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: image 11.2 h x 16.3 w cm sheet 24.2 h x 20.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Olive Hirschfeld 1979
Accession No: NGA 79.867
Subject: War: second world war, 1939-1945
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from the artist’s widow Olive Hirschfeld, April 1979.