An image of Nutmeg sifters

Ian Fairweather

(Scotland, Australia 29 Sep 1891 – 20 May 1974)

Nutmeg sifters

Other titles:
Nutmeg sifters (Singapore)
Location
Not on display
Further information

This delicate watercolour is on very thin paper, and was drawn with economy and speed. There are recognisable 'types' in the image, such as the figure of mother and child, to which Fairweather often returned. The intense concentration of the women as they undertake their work presents a calm and meditative scene.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004

Year
(circa 1941)
Media
Watercolour
Medium
pencil, watercolour, gouache on thin cream tissue
Dimensions
38.4 x 24.6 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.l., pencil "I Fairweather". Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Tom and Jenny Parramore 1985
Accession number
349.1985
Copyright
© Ian Fairweather/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney