(Scotland, Australia 29 Sep 1891 – 20 May 1974)
- 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
- (circa 1950)
- Drawing, Watercolour
- charcoal, watercolour and gouache on paper
- 69.4 x 51.3 cm sight; 94.3 x 74.2 x 4.0 cm frame
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Purchased 1996
- Accession number
- © Ian Fairweather/DACS. Licensed by Copyright Agency