An image of The fortune teller

Donald Friend

(Australia 06 Feb 1915 – 16 Aug 1989)

The fortune teller

Location
Not on display
Further information

Donald Friend’s 'The fortune teller' was painted in Brisbane after he and I had been on a painting trip to North Queensland. Donald was looking through Life magazines and saw some photographs of an Indian ceremony which included elephants decorated with elaborate designs. Donald was fascinated and later incorporated the patterns into this painting.

Margaret Olley, 2000

Year
(1956)
Media
Painting
Medium
oil on canvas on hardboard
Dimensions
66.0 x 96.5 cm board; 86.1 x 117.7 x 5.9 cm frame
Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner, white oil "DONALD FRIEND". Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1956
Accession number
9204
Copyright
© AGNSW