SOLDIERS RESTING OUTSIDE ALBURY STATION, c.1943

IMPORTANT AUSTRALIAN + INTERNATIONAL FINE ART
Sydney
20 September 2017
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RUSSELL DRYSDALE

(1912 – 1981)
SOLDIERS RESTING OUTSIDE ALBURY STATION, c.1943

ink and watercolour on paper

33.0 x 37.0 cm

signed lower right: Russell Drysdale

Estimate: 
$15,000 – 20,000
Provenance

Private collection, Melbourne

Catalogue text

The following excerpt is quoted from Klepac, L., Russell Drysdale, the drawings, The Beagle Press, Sydney, 2012, p. 13:

‘The Drysdales arrived in Sydney in November 1940 and settled in to their new home, but when the Japanese submarine surfaced in Sydney Harbour and torpedoed a ship at Circular Quay, Drysdale moved his family to Albury. There he set up a studio in an old barn and discovered a new subject: soldiers. They were everywhere in the town and at the railway station, as Hume Army Camp was situated near Albury.’