Eric THAKE, The wide boys. Enlarge 1 /1


Auburn, Victoria, Australia 1904 – Geelong, Victoria, Australia 1982

The wide boys. 1952 Place made: Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in black pencil, brush and ink and watercolour Support: medium-weight cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark

Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right in pen and black ink, 'Eric Thake, 1952'. inscribed lower right below image in black pencil, 'Jack Silverman's Gents' Second Hand / Clothes Shop / North of Lt Bourke St. East side of Russell St. Melb. Vic'. inscribed upper centre above image in black pencil, 'Pinky natural wood / White mount'.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: image 46.5 h x 36.4 w cm sheet 51.5 h x 38.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.1101
Subject: Australia, Art style: Surrealism
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Leonard Joel, Melbourne, June 1980;
  • Fom the auction, 'Australian, New Zealand, British and European historical and contemporary drawings and paintings, sculptures', Melbourne: Leonard Joel, 28-30 May 1980, lot 145.