(Australia 06 Feb 1915 – 16 Aug 1989)
Head of a woman
- 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
- pen and brown ink, wash on ivory wove paper
- 37.6 x 25.3 cm sheet
- Signature & date
- Signed and dated u.r., pen and brown ink "Donald. 45.".
- Purchased 1946
- Accession number
- © Reproduced with permission of the Estate of Donald Friend. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.