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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, BRISBANE

RUSSELL DRYSDALE
1912-1981

Boy on a Log (1953)

$250,000-350,000

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© The Estate of Russell Drysdale

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, BRISBANE

RUSSELL DRYSDALE

1912-1981
Boy on a Log (1953)

oil on canvas
signed 'Russell Drysdale' lower right
50.6 x 76.5 cm
frame: original, maker unknown, Sydney

  • Lot Sold $250,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $305,000 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
Mr Kerin Morgan, Sydney, acquired from the above in November 1953
Sotheby's Australia
Private Collection, Brisbane, acquired from the above

Exhibited

Russell Drysdale, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 18 November - 4 December 1953, no. 8, 130 gns
Russell Drysdale: Retrospective 1937-1960, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 5 October - 6 November 1960, no. 81
Loreto Arts Festival, Loreto Convent, Kirribilli, 6-8 May 1966, no. 9

Literature

Drysdale Enhances Reputation', The Daily Telegraph, Sydney, 18 November 1953, p. 19
'Russell Drysdale', The Courier Australien, Sydney, 27 November 1953, p. 5
Lou Klepac, The Life and Work of Russell Drysdale, Bay Books, Sydney, 1983, plate 133, pp. 313 (illustrated), 368
Lou Klepac, The Life and Work of Russell Drysdale, (rev. ed.), Murdoch Books, Sydney, 2009, plate 121, pp. 260 (illustrated), 380

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