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Douglas ANNAND

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia 1903 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1976

22 March, 1903 – 14 December, 1976

Help 1941 Description: Design for poster for The Red Cross
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, watercolours, cardboard; gouache drawing in brush and gouache and airbrush and gouache Support: cardboard
Manufacturer's Mark: printed: verso 'Maidstone Fashion Plate Drawing Board'

Primary Insc: Signed and dated centre right in gouache, 'DOUGLAS ANNAND / 1941'. Titled as main theme of work upper edge in gouache, 'HELP'. Inscribed lower edge in gouache, 'COMFORTS ARMY NAVY AIRFORCE / NEEDS YOUR URGENT HELP' (and Red Cross symbol).
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper right in black pencil, '62'. Inscribed verso twice, upper right in white chalk and centre left in black pencil, '125' .
Dimensions: image 47.0 h x 36.2 w cm sheet 50.8 h x 37.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1989
Accession No: NGA 89.11.220
Image rights: © A.M. Annand
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Tony Annand, the artist’s son, Sydney, 1989.