Clive Wallis

(Australia, New Zealand 1909 – 1983)

Ladies' lounge

Location
Not on display
Further information

This closely observed drawing of two women drinking in a bar is remarkable in its pithy attention to detail; the subjects' discontent and boredom is palpable, while the viewer is transported immediately into the demi-monde of a Sydney pub's "ladies Lounge" or a European café, with its marble topped, cast iron café tables.

Place of origin
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Year
circa 1920s
Media
Drawing
Medium
pencil on thin cream paper
Dimensions
23.9 x 31.5 cm image; 31.0 x 41.4 cm sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Australian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours Benefactors' Fund 2012
Accession number
182.2012