Past Catalogue | 1 DECEMBER 2021 AUCTION | Date: 1 December, 2021

Lot 75
Four Figures 1944-45
ink on paper
26.5 x 38.0 cm

signed lower left: Russell Drysdale


Joseph Brown Gallery, Melbourne
Dr Norman Wettenhall, Melbourne
Sotheby's, Melbourne, 30 October 1983, lot 74 (as Cartoon (4 Figures) c1945)
Private collection, Melbourne


Russell Drysdale Drawings 1935-1980, Joseph Brown Gallery, Melbourne, 16 - 31 March 1981, cat.56 (illus. exhibition catalogue)


This drawing is most likely taken from the Drysdale's 1944 Sydney Morning Herald commission to record the drought in western New South Wales. Drysdale is reclining lower left and the figure to the right is possibly Keith Newman. The young girl is believed to be Drysdale's daughter Lynne.