An image of Pied-à-terre

Ian Fairweather

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

Pied-à-terre

Location
Not on display
Further information

The figures in 'Pied-à-terre' are rudely abbreviated, their extremities cut short by the edge of the picture plane, their form compressed by flattened perspective. This drawing was made in the summer of 1950-51 in the artist's sixtieth year, when he was living in an abandoned patrol boat on the shores of Darwin Harbour. This period has been described as a crossroads for Fairweather, where he was wresting with his identity as an Englishman abroad and an artist whose work was rooted firmly in the Australian landscape.

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

Place of origin
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Year
(circa 1950)
Media
Drawing, Watercolour
Medium
charcoal, watercolour and gouache on paper
Dimensions
69.4 x 51.3 cm sight; 94.3 x 74.2 x 4.0 cm frame
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1996
Accession number
485.1996
Copyright
© Ian Fairweather/DACS. Licensed by Copyright Agency