An image of Margaret Olley

Donald Friend

(Australia 06 Feb 1915 – 16 Aug 1989)

Margaret Olley

Other titles:
Portrait of Margaret Olley
Location
Not on display
Further information

Margaret Olley went to stay with her friend Donald Friend in Hill End, where he had bought a cottage and was working on his major piece 'Apocalypse of St John the Divine', for three weeks in May 1948. While there, they spurred each other on, working hard at painting and drawing, both in the surrounding landscape, and in the cottage. As well as being a very productive period for both of them, it also marked the deepening of their friendship, beautifully expressed in this intimate portrait by one artist, of another.

Place of origin
Hill End, New South Wales, Australia
Year
1948
Media
Drawing
Medium
pen and black ink, wash on cream wove paper laid on board
Dimensions
37.6 x 27.8 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated u.r. corner, pen and black ink “Donald. '48”.

Credit
Bequest of Margaret Olley 2012
Accession number
203.2012
Copyright
© The Estate of Donald Friend. Licensed by Copyright Agency.