An image of Emus by the lake

John Olsen

(Australia, England, Spain, Portugal 21 Jan 1928 – )

Emus by the lake

Location
Not on display
Further information

Drawing is a vital element of Olsen's oeuvre and the Gallery has over fifty drawings in the collection. 'Emus by the lake' is an exuberant drawing inspired by the miraculous abundance of life at Lake Eyre in South Australia following floods, an area visited by Olsen in 1974-75.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

Year
1975
Media
Drawing
Medium
charcoal, pastel on white wove paper
Dimensions
189.0 x 98.5 cm sight
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "... / John Olsen/ 75".

Credit
Marshall Bequest Fund 1991
Accession number
242.1991
Copyright
© John Olsen. Licensed by Copyright Agency