An image of Head of a woman

Donald Friend

(Australia 06 Feb 1915 – 16 Aug 1989)

Head of a woman

Location
Not on display
Further information

'Head of a woman' is a remarkable portrait by Donald Friend, made after a period spent in the army during World War Two, a time when he re-directed his work towards realism. Friend's objective and dispassionate observation of his subject has resulted in a sensitive and revealing image of dignified old age. There are over thirty drawings by Friend in the Gallery's collection.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

Year
1945
Media
Drawing
Medium
pen and brown ink, wash on ivory wove paper
Dimensions
37.6 x 25.3 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated u.r., pen and brown ink "Donald. 45.".
Credit
Purchased 1946
Accession number
7649
Copyright
© Reproduced with permission of the Estate of Donald Friend