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Painter, Photographer, Illustrator, Etcher, b. 1912 - d. 1981

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                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE, (1912 - 1981), Mother and Child, etching, ed. 19/50, 13.5 x 13 cm. (5.3 x 5.1 in.), frame: 47 x 37 x 2 cm. (18 1/2 x 14.5 x 0.7 in.)
                  May. 22, 2024

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE, (1912 - 1981), Mother and Child, etching, ed. 19/50, 13.5 x 13 cm. (5.3 x 5.1 in.), frame: 47 x 37 x 2 cm. (18 1/2 x 14.5 x 0.7 in.)

                  Est: $200 - $300

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912 - 1981) Mother and Child etching, ed. 19/50 studio stamp signature

                  Lawsons
                • Sir Russell Drysdale, Australian 1912-1981, Three figures, Ink, 20.5 x 17cm
                  May. 16, 2024

                  Sir Russell Drysdale, Australian 1912-1981, Three figures, Ink, 20.5 x 17cm

                  Est: $4,000 - $6,000

                  Sir Russell Drysdale Australian, 1912-1981 Three figures Ink signed "Russell Drysdale" lower right Provenance: Christies, Australian International and Contemporary Art, Melbourne 03/05/2004. Lot 360 Private Collection Melbourne

                  For-Auction
                • Russell Drysdale by Lou Klepac
                  May. 09, 2024

                  Russell Drysdale by Lou Klepac

                  Est: $30 - $50

                  Russell Drysdale by Lou Klepac

                  Lawsons
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE, (1912 - 1981), The Family, etching on sterling silver plaque, ed. 27/1000, 12 x 17.5 cm. (4.7 x 6.8 in.), frame: 28 x 33 x 3 cm. (11.0 x 12.9 x 1.1 in.)
                  May. 08, 2024

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE, (1912 - 1981), The Family, etching on sterling silver plaque, ed. 27/1000, 12 x 17.5 cm. (4.7 x 6.8 in.), frame: 28 x 33 x 3 cm. (11.0 x 12.9 x 1.1 in.)

                  Est: $200 - $300

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912 - 1981) The Family etching on sterling silver plaque, ed. 27/1000 signed in plate, certificate of authenticity verso

                  Lawsons
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE, (1912 - 1981), Mother and Child, etching, ed. 19/50, 13.5 x 13 cm. (5.3 x 5.1 in.), frame: 47 x 37 x 2 cm. (18 1/2 x 14.5 x 0.7 in.)
                  May. 08, 2024

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE, (1912 - 1981), Mother and Child, etching, ed. 19/50, 13.5 x 13 cm. (5.3 x 5.1 in.), frame: 47 x 37 x 2 cm. (18 1/2 x 14.5 x 0.7 in.)

                  Est: $250 - $350

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912 - 1981) Mother and Child etching, ed. 19/50 studio stamp signature

                  Lawsons
                • Russell Drysdale (1912-1981) Study for the Rabbiters, c.1947
                  May. 07, 2024

                  Russell Drysdale (1912-1981) Study for the Rabbiters, c.1947

                  Est: $8,000 - $12,000

                  Russell Drysdale (Australian, 1912-1981) Study for the Rabbiters, c.1947 signed lower right: 'Russell Drysdale' gouache, watercolour, ink and pencil on paper 24.5 x 31.0cm (9 5/8 x 12 3/16in).

                  Bonhams
                • Russell Drysdale (1912-1981) Study for Home Town, 1943
                  May. 07, 2024

                  Russell Drysdale (1912-1981) Study for Home Town, 1943

                  Est: $12,000 - $18,000

                  Russell Drysdale (1912-1981) Study for Home Town, 1943 signed and inscribed lower right: 'Russell Drysdale' watercolour, ink and pencil on paper 36.5 x 24.0cm (14 3/8 x 9 7/16in).

                  Bonhams
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE, BLACK'S CAMP, LITHOGRAPH ED. 29/75, SIGNED, TITLED AND EDITIONED BELOW IMAGE, 76 X 55CM, FRAME SIZE: 84 X 63CM
                  May. 02, 2024

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE, BLACK'S CAMP, LITHOGRAPH ED. 29/75, SIGNED, TITLED AND EDITIONED BELOW IMAGE, 76 X 55CM, FRAME SIZE: 84 X 63CM

                  Est: $700 - $900

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE, BLACK'S CAMP, LITHOGRAPH ED. 29/75, SIGNED, TITLED AND EDITIONED BELOW IMAGE, 76 X 55CM, FRAME SIZE: 84 X 63CM

                  Leonard Joel
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE, (1912 - 1981), Caretaker & Daughter Whipple Creek, sterling silver plaque, ed. 858/1000, 13.5 x 19.5 cm. (5.3 x 7.6 in.), frame: 28 x 33 x 3 cm. (11.0 x 12.9 x 1.1 in.)
                  Apr. 24, 2024

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE, (1912 - 1981), Caretaker & Daughter Whipple Creek, sterling silver plaque, ed. 858/1000, 13.5 x 19.5 cm. (5.3 x 7.6 in.), frame: 28 x 33 x 3 cm. (11.0 x 12.9 x 1.1 in.)

                  Est: $400 - $600

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912 - 1981) Caretaker & Daughter Whipple Creek sterling silver plaque, ed. 858/1000 signed in plate lower right, certificate of authenticity verso

                  Lawsons
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE, (1912 - 1981), Mother and Child, etching, ed. 19/50, 13.5 x 13 cm. (5.3 x 5.1 in.), frame: 47 x 37 x 2 cm. (18 1/2 x 14.5 x 0.7 in.)
                  Apr. 24, 2024

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE, (1912 - 1981), Mother and Child, etching, ed. 19/50, 13.5 x 13 cm. (5.3 x 5.1 in.), frame: 47 x 37 x 2 cm. (18 1/2 x 14.5 x 0.7 in.)

                  Est: $300 - $500

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912 - 1981) Mother and Child etching, ed. 19/50 studio stamp signature

                  Lawsons
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE, THE DANCING CHILDREN, C.1971
                  Apr. 24, 2024

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE, THE DANCING CHILDREN, C.1971

                  Est: $350,000 - $450,000

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912 - 1981) THE DANCING CHILDREN, c.1971 oil on canvas 50.5 x 61.0 cm signed lower right: Russell Drysdale inscribed with title verso: "THE DANCING CHILDREN" / RUSSELL DRYSDALE / c/o THE LEICESTER GALLERIES, / 22A. CORK STREET. / LONDON. W. I. PROVENANCE Leicester Galleries, London Joseph Brown Gallery, Melbourne Private collection, Melbourne Thence by descent Private collection, Melbourne EXHIBITED Paintings, Drawings and Watercolours by Sir Russell Drysdale, Leicester Galleries, London, 16 June – 15 July 1972, cat. 27 RELATED WORK Children Dancing, 1950, oil on canvas, 66.0 x 102.0 cm, private collection, sold Deutscher and Hackett, Melbourne, 3 May 2023, lot 12 ESSAY Within the ranks of the great Australian painters of the twentieth century, Russell Drysdale is distinguished by his ability to depict the Australian landscape and specifically, the psychologically charged relationship between the landscape and those who inhabit it. His colours are sun-bleached and pale, or the rich browns and reds of the earth, and the terrain he depicts is typically vast, flat and dry. Often described in the same tones and with a similar handling of paint, Drysdale’s figures rarely seem out of place, but the harshness of their environment and the profound sense of emptiness that pervades these landscapes communicates much about the strength, resilience and spirit of his subjects. As Drysdale explained, ‘[These] are the people that are fascinating. They’ve got this character. They are characters. You can take your society people, however beautiful they might be, but to me they’re ephemeral people. These others aren’t. They just go on. They’re the kind of towers that reach out. The survival thing that means something.’1 Drysdale’s first solo exhibition was held at Riddell Galleries, Melbourne in 1938 and received an overwhelmingly positive response, with Basil Burdett, the art critic for the Melbourne Herald, writing ‘I have seldom seen a more promising exhibition by a young painter anywhere.’2 During the next decade Drysdale held several more solo exhibitions and further recognition of his art followed with the awarding of the 1947 Wynne Prize and the 1949 Melrose Prize. His work also began to be collected by important institutions during these years. Monday Morning, 1938 was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1941 and the following year, both the National Gallery of Victoria and the Art Gallery of New South Wales purchased their first paintings by the artist, Moody’s Pub, 1941 and Sunday Evening, 1941, respectively.  Drysdale was one of a small handful of twentieth century Australian artists who achieved international recognition during his lifetime. His art was introduced to English audiences in a solo exhibition of recent paintings at Leicester Galleries in London in 1950. Including Emus in a landscape, 1950 (National Gallery of Australia) and Broken Mountain, 1950 (National Gallery of Victoria), the paintings shown in London drew on various sources, reflecting his experience of drought in New South Wales some years earlier, visits to Hill End (a once thriving gold mining town now full of ‘jovial mad peasants who live by fossicking and rabbiting’3) and more recent excursions through rural Queensland. Although London audiences were unfamiliar with the physical reality of Drysdale’s subject and sometimes challenged by the ruggedness of the landscape he described (so different to the picturesque English countryside which their artists depicted), his paintings struck a chord. Good sales – including one to Sir Laurence Olivier and another to the Tate Gallery – and positive reviews ensued.  Further solo exhibitions at Leicester Galleries followed in 1958, 1965 and 1972 and The Dancing Children, c.1971 was included in the last of these, hanging alongside drawings, watercolours and important paintings such as The Mourner, 1968, and Grandma’s Sunday Walk, 1972 (both private collection). Depicting a young boy and girl holding hands and dancing barefoot in a flat, rocky landscape, this painting reprised a theme that Drysdale had explored more than twenty years earlier. The 1949 canvas, Children Dancing (private collection), shows two girls in a similarly harsh environment, although in this version, Drysdale has elaborated on the setting, opening it up with low-lying hills just visible on the horizon and incorporating additional details such as tall, spindly trees and a distant windmill. While for a local audience at least, these details clearly locate the scene in the Australian outback, they also demonstrate how the artist developed his paintings, carefully orchestrating the atmosphere and the feelings they evoke. The 1949 painting was evocatively described as ‘a rare, beautiful, and tragic canvas, in which two children dance against an empty landscape, not to music, but to the silence of their red and rainless outback world’4, and this applies just as easily to the current work. What comes through most powerfully in Drysdale’s exploration of this theme, however, is the carefree delight and energy of the dancing children. Something observed by Drysdale perhaps and remembered, and a universal expression of the joy and freedom of childhood. 1. Drysdale interviewed by Geoffrey Dutton, cited in Dutton, G., Russell Drysdale, Thames & Hudson, London, 1964, p. 100 2. Burdett, B., ‘Young painter shows brilliant promise’, Herald, Melbourne, 26 April 1938, p. 10 cited in Smith, G., Russell Drysdale 1912-81, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1997, p. 19 3. Donald Friend, diary entry, 22 August 1947, quoted in Klepac, L., Russell Drysdale, Murdoch Books, Millers Point, 2009, p. 161 4. McKie, R., ‘Drysdale takes Australia to London’, The Daily Telegraph, Sydney, 12 October 1950, p. 8 KIRSTY GRANT © Courtesy Russell Drysdale Estate

                  Deutscher and Hackett
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Young Boy
                  Apr. 21, 2024

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Young Boy

                  Est: $1,800 - $2,500

                  pencil and wash on paper signed lower right: Russell Drysdale 32 x 19cm PROVENANCE The David and Susi Caddy Collection

                  Gibson's
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE, 1912-1981, Figures, ink, 25x37cm
                  Apr. 07, 2024

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE, 1912-1981, Figures, ink, 25x37cm

                  Est: $2,500 - $3,500

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE 1912-1981 Figures ink signed lower right

                  Lawsons
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Head of a Woman 1979
                  Mar. 27, 2024

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Head of a Woman 1979

                  Est: $5,000 - $7,000

                  PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION, MELBOURNE RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981) Head of a Woman 1979 ink and watercolour on paper 24.5 x 25.0 cm; 78.5 x 64.0 cm (framed) signed lower right: Russell Drysdale

                  Menzies
                • SIR RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981) Landscape with Boab Tree oil on canvas 24
                  Mar. 20, 2024

                  SIR RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981) Landscape with Boab Tree oil on canvas 24

                  Est: £120,000 - £180,000

                  SIR RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981) Landscape with Boab Tree oil on canvas 24 x 30 in. (61 x 76.2 cm.)

                  Christie's
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Limited edition signed folio
                  Mar. 19, 2024

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Limited edition signed folio

                  Est: $100 - $200

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981) Limited edition signed folio edition 11/500 signed by the artist edition 42/520 published by Richmond Hill Press, Victoria 1979 with 30 colour and plates and three additional colour reproduction plates leatherbound book with cloth slipcase 49 x 33 x 3cm (overall folio size) © Russell Drysdale/Copyright Agency, 2024

                  Gibson's
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Boys in a Landscape
                  Mar. 19, 2024

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Boys in a Landscape

                  Est: $200 - $400

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981) Boys in a Landscape etching on sterling silver edition 1/1000 inscribed in image 12.5 x 18cm PROVENANCE Property from the Collection of the Late Dinah Krongold © Russell Drysdale/Copyright Agency, 2024

                  Gibson's
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Caretaker and his Daughter, Whipple Creek Bore
                  Mar. 19, 2024

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Caretaker and his Daughter, Whipple Creek Bore

                  Est: $200 - $400

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981) Caretaker and his Daughter, Whipple Creek Bore etching on sterling silver edition 658/1000 inscribed in image 12.5 x 18cm PROVENANCE Property from the Collection of the Late Dinah Krongold © Russell Drysdale/Copyright Agency, 2024

                  Gibson's
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912 - 1981) "WOMAN IN THE LAUNDRY"
                  Mar. 17, 2024

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912 - 1981) "WOMAN IN THE LAUNDRY"

                  Est: $2,000 - $4,000

                  Pen & Ink Wash signed lower right, titled lower left 26cm x 18cm

                  Phillip Caldwell Auctioneers
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE, 1912 - 1981, The Spieler, ink and wash on paper, 40.5 x 29 cm (frame: 53 x 40 x 3 cm)
                  Feb. 21, 2024

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE, 1912 - 1981, The Spieler, ink and wash on paper, 40.5 x 29 cm (frame: 53 x 40 x 3 cm)

                  Est: $8,000 - $12,000

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE 1912 - 1981 The Spieler ink and wash on paper

                  Lawsons
                • Russell Drysdale- Drover, ink on paper, 25x22cm, signed lower left
                  Feb. 18, 2024

                  Russell Drysdale- Drover, ink on paper, 25x22cm, signed lower left

                  Est: $3,000 - $4,500

                  Russell Drysdale- Drover, ink on paper, 25x22cm, signed lower left

                  Christian McCann Auctions
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE, PORTRAIT OF A GIRL, PENCIL ON PAPER, SIGNED LOWER RIGHT, 35 X 23CM, FRAME SIZE: 52 X 39CM PROVENANCE: JAN MARTIN...
                  Feb. 15, 2024

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE, PORTRAIT OF A GIRL, PENCIL ON PAPER, SIGNED LOWER RIGHT, 35 X 23CM, FRAME SIZE: 52 X 39CM PROVENANCE: JAN MARTIN...

                  Est: $700 - $900

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE, PORTRAIT OF A GIRL, PENCIL ON PAPER, SIGNED LOWER RIGHT, 35 X 23CM, FRAME SIZE: 52 X 39CM PROVENANCE: JAN MARTIN ART DEALER; THENCE BY DESCENT

                  Leonard Joel
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912 - 1981) - Long Ago, 1980 etching (AF) 19 x 25 cm (frame: 61 x 62 x 3 cm)
                  Feb. 14, 2024

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912 - 1981) - Long Ago, 1980 etching (AF) 19 x 25 cm (frame: 61 x 62 x 3 cm)

                  Est: $300 - $500

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912 - 1981) Long Ago, 1980 etching (AF) 19 x 25 cm (frame: 61 x 62 x 3 cm) unsigned, Atelier Russell Drysdale studio stamp lower right

                  Lawsons
                • Russell Drysdale
                  Feb. 11, 2024

                  Russell Drysdale

                  Est: $100 - $150

                  3 Art Books of Russell Drysdale. All hardback in dustwrapper. Good copies. 1) Russell Drysdale by Lou Klepac 1983; 2) Russell Drysdale - A retrospective exhibition of paintings from 1937 to 1930 with an introduction by Paul Haefliger; 3) Russell Drysdale by Geoffrey Dutton 1964

                  Sydney Rare Book Auctions
                • 'Russell Drysdale' (Australian, 1912-1981) Pen Sketch titled 'Australian Digger'
                  Feb. 04, 2024

                  'Russell Drysdale' (Australian, 1912-1981) Pen Sketch titled 'Australian Digger'

                  Est: $30,000 - $40,000

                  This sketch appeared on the cover on the 1943 publication 'The Australian Soldier' by John Hetherington

                  Smalls Auctions
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912 - 1981) - Long Ago, 1980 etching (AF) 19 x 25 cm (frame: 61 x 62 x 3 cm)
                  Jan. 31, 2024

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912 - 1981) - Long Ago, 1980 etching (AF) 19 x 25 cm (frame: 61 x 62 x 3 cm)

                  Est: $300 - $500

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912 - 1981) Long Ago, 1980 etching (AF) 19 x 25 cm (frame: 61 x 62 x 3 cm) unsigned, Atelier Russell Drysdale studio stamp lower right

                  Lawsons
                • Russell Drysdale- Drover, ink, 25x32cm, signed lower left
                  Dec. 03, 2023

                  Russell Drysdale- Drover, ink, 25x32cm, signed lower left

                  Est: $3,000 - $4,500

                  Russell Drysdale- Drover, ink, 25x32cm, signed lower left

                  Christian McCann Auctions
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981) Portrait of a Woman 1979 ink on paper
                  Nov. 30, 2023

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981) Portrait of a Woman 1979 ink on paper

                  Est: $500 - $700

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981) Portrait of a Woman 1979 ink on paper 19 x 12cm, frame: 40 x 31cm

                  Leonard Joel
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Dawn Flight, Bass Strait 1961
                  Nov. 29, 2023

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Dawn Flight, Bass Strait 1961

                  Est: $250,000 - $350,000

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981) Dawn Flight, Bass Strait 1961 oil on canvas on board 70.0 x 90.0 cm; 92.0 x 113.5 cm (framed) signed lower right: Russell Drysdale

                  Menzies
                • DRYSDALE Russell (1912-1981), Two Men in a Landscape with Truck, Pencil, 22.5x26cm
                  Nov. 25, 2023

                  DRYSDALE Russell (1912-1981), Two Men in a Landscape with Truck, Pencil, 22.5x26cm

                  Est: $2,500 - $3,500

                  DRYSDALE, Russell (1912-1981) Two Men in a Landscape with Truck Studio stamp signature. Pencil 22.5x26cm PROVENANCE: The Estate of Russell Drysdale; Davidson Auctions, Sydney, 6th September 2008 (lot 71); private collection, Sydney.

                  Davidson Auctions
                • GEORGE RUSSELL DRYSDALE - HEIDELBERG - INK AND WATERCOLOUR
                  Nov. 21, 2023

                  GEORGE RUSSELL DRYSDALE - HEIDELBERG - INK AND WATERCOLOUR

                  Est: $5,000 - $8,000

                  GEORGE RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981) HEIDELBERG Signed and dated 37 upper right Ink and watercolour 43.5 x 54cm Estimate $5,000/8,000 AUD

                  GFL Fine Art
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE 1912-1981 Half-Caste Girl 1961 oil on canvas 76.5 x 61 cm
                  Nov. 21, 2023

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE 1912-1981 Half-Caste Girl 1961 oil on canvas 76.5 x 61 cm

                  Est: $200,000 - $300,000

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE 1912-1981 Half-Caste Girl 1961 oil on canvas signed and dated 'Russell Drysdale / 61.' lower right; signed and inscribed 'HALF-CASTE GIRL / RUSSELL DRYSDALE. / Macquarie Galleries. / 19. Bligh St. SYDNEY.' verso 76.5 x 61 cm PROVENANCE Russell Drysdale, Sydney Macquarie Galleries, Sydney Mrs Rose Skinner, Perth, acquired from the above in November 1961 Mr Kym Bonython, Adelaide, acquired from the above Bonython Art Gallery, Adelaide Mr Harold Mertz, Port Washington, United States of America, acquired from the above in 1965 The University of Texas, Austin, United States of America, donated from the above in 1972 The Harold E Mertz Collection of Australian Art, Christie's Australia, Melbourne, 28 June 2000, lot 85, illustrated Private Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above Australian & International Art, Deutscher-Menzies, Sydney, 18 June 2008, lot 25, illustrated Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above EXHIBITED Russell Drysdale, The Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 1-13 November 1961, no. 9, (800 gns) Royal South Australian Society of Arts, Adelaide, 17-31 March 1962, no. 20, 925 gns Recent Australian and Overseas Acquisitions, The Bonython Art Gallery, Adelaide, 8-25 February 1965, no. 19, 2,000 gns The Australian Painters 1964-66: Contemporary Australian Painting from the Mertz Collection, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 10 March - 16 April 1967, no. 26, 'Half-Caste Woman', illustrated LITERATURE Robert Hughes, 'Drysdale '61', Nation, Sydney, 18 November 1961, p. 18 Geoffrey Dutton, Russell Drysdale, Thames and Hudson, London, 1964, plate 119, pp. 177 (illustrated), 191, 'Portrait' Geoffrey Dutton, Russell Drysdale (rev. ed.), Angus & Robertson, Melbourne, 1981, pp. 153 (illustrated), 207, 'Portrait'

                  Smith & Singer
                • GEORGE RUSSELL (Russell) DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Children Playing, pen, ink and wash on card, signed lower right "Russell Drysdale", 21 x 36cm, 42 x 52cm overall
                  Nov. 20, 2023

                  GEORGE RUSSELL (Russell) DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Children Playing, pen, ink and wash on card, signed lower right "Russell Drysdale", 21 x 36cm, 42 x 52cm overall

                  Est: $12,000 - $15,000

                  GEORGE RUSSELL (Russell) DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Children Playing, pen, ink and wash on card, signed lower right "Russell Drysdale", 21 x 36cm, 42 x 52cm overall  

                  Leski Auctions Pty Ltd
                • GEORGE RUSSELL (Russell) DRYSDALE (1912 - 81), Willy-Willy, N. Queensland
                  Nov. 20, 2023

                  GEORGE RUSSELL (Russell) DRYSDALE (1912 - 81), Willy-Willy, N. Queensland

                  Est: $3,000 - $5,000

                  GEORGE RUSSELL (Russell) DRYSDALE (1912 - 81), Willy-Willy, N. Queensland, ink and watercolour on board, signed with initials, titled and dated '49 lower right, 19 x 28.5cm. Provenance: Christies, Australian Paintings, Melbourne, 01/03/1973, Lot No. 268. Drysdale made several trips to Europe; during 1938–39, he attended the  Grosvenor School in London and the  Grande Chaumière in Paris. By the time he returned to Australia in June 1939, Drysdale was recognised within Australia as an important emerging talent, but had yet to find his ownl vision. His decision to leave Melbourne for Albury and then Sydney in 1940 was instrumental in his discovery of his lifelong subject matter, the Australian outback and its inhabitants. Equally important was the influence of fellow artist,  Peter Purves Smith, in guiding him towards his characteristic mature style, with its use of desolate landscapes inhabited by sparse figures under ominous skies.

                  Leski Auctions Pty Ltd
                • [AUSTRALIAN ART] Russell Drysdale
                  Oct. 17, 2023

                  [AUSTRALIAN ART] Russell Drysdale

                  Est: $40 - $80

                  Shelf lot of 6 catalogues and monographs on Australian artist Russell Drysdale. 1. Drysdale Drawings, 1935-1980 (Joseph Brown Gallery) 2. Russell Drysdale's Australia 3. Art Gallery NSW Australian Collection Focus: Sunday Evening 1941 4. Russell Drysdale: 3rd Adelaide Festival of Arts, 1964 5. Russell Drysdale (Johnstone Gallery, 1967) 6. Geoffrey Smith: Russell Drysdale, 1912-81 Very Good Condition.

                  The Book Merchant Jenkins
                • Russell Drysdale
                  Oct. 06, 2023

                  Russell Drysdale

                  Est: $100 - $150

                  Russell Drysdale - The Drawings by Lou Klepac. Published by The Beagle Press 2012. Original cloth in dustwrapper. Excellent copy

                  Sydney Rare Book Auctions
                • Russell Drysdale "Drover" ink on paper
                  Oct. 01, 2023

                  Russell Drysdale "Drover" ink on paper

                  Est: $3,000 - $4,000

                  Russell Drysdale [ 1912-1981] "Drover" ink on paper 25cm x 22cm signed lower left

                  Kim's Auction
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912 - 1981) "THE DROVER" original Pen & Ink signed lower right 21cm x 13 cm
                  Sep. 17, 2023

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912 - 1981) "THE DROVER" original Pen & Ink signed lower right 21cm x 13 cm

                  Est: $1,200 - $1,800

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912 - 1981) "THE DROVER" Original Pen & Ink signed lower right 21cm x 13cm

                  Phillip Caldwell Auctioneers
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Limited edition signed folio
                  Sep. 12, 2023

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Limited edition signed folio

                  Est: $100 - $200

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981) Limited edition signed folio edition 11/500 signed by the artist published bu Richmond Hill Press, Victoria 1979 with 30 colour and plates and three additional colour reproduction plates leatherbound book with cloth slipcase 49 x 33 x 3cm (overall folio size)

                  Gibson's Auctions
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Caretaker and his daughter, Whipple Creek Bore 1980
                  Sep. 12, 2023

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Caretaker and his daughter, Whipple Creek Bore 1980

                  Est: $300 - $400

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981) Caretaker and his daughter, Whipple Creek Bore 1980 etching on sterling silver plate signed in image: Russell Drysdale dated, titled and numbered verso (on label): June 1980 / "Caretaker and his daughter, Whipple Creek Bore" / plate 168/1000 12 x 18cm

                  Gibson's Auctions
                • DRYSDALE Russell (1912-1981), 'B _ [?] Post Office', Ink & Wash, 21x24cm
                  Aug. 20, 2023

                  DRYSDALE Russell (1912-1981), 'B _ [?] Post Office', Ink & Wash, 21x24cm

                  Est: $800 - $1,500

                  DRYSDALE, Russell (1912-1981) 'B _ [?] Post Office' Catalogue page verso: Geoff K Gray 14th & 15th November, 1962, likely lot 122A (copy of relevant catalogue pages available). Unsigned. Ink & Wash 21x24cm

                  Davidson Auctions
                • DRYSDALE Russell (1912-1981), Desert Camp, Ink & W/Clr, 15.5x19.5cm
                  Aug. 20, 2023

                  DRYSDALE Russell (1912-1981), Desert Camp, Ink & W/Clr, 15.5x19.5cm

                  Est: $4,000 - $6,000

                  DRYSDALE, Russell (1912-1981) Desert Camp Signed in full 'Russell Drysdale' lower right. Ink & W/Clr 15.5x19.5cm PROVENANCE: Gift from the artist to Kenneth Cook, Australian journalist, filmmaker and author ('Wake in Fright'); thence by descent.

                  Davidson Auctions
                • DRYSDALE Russell (1912-1981), 'Kimberley Landscape,' 1964., Lithograph 46/50, 57x79.5cm (sheet)
                  Aug. 20, 2023

                  DRYSDALE Russell (1912-1981), 'Kimberley Landscape,' 1964., Lithograph 46/50, 57x79.5cm (sheet)

                  Est: $1,500 - $2,500

                  DRYSDALE, Russell (1912-1981) 'Kimberley Landscape,' 1964. SIgned, dated and inscribed in pencil. Lithograph 46/50 57x79.5cm (sheet) EXHIBITIONS: 'Russell Drysdale Centenary Exhibition,' 2012, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney.

                  Davidson Auctions
                • GEORGE RUSSELL DRYSDALE - THE PATHWAY - INK AND WATERCOLOUR
                  Aug. 13, 2023

                  GEORGE RUSSELL DRYSDALE - THE PATHWAY - INK AND WATERCOLOUR

                  Est: $4,000 - $6,000

                  GEORGE RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981) THE PATHWAY Signed and dated 37 lower left Ink and watercolour 34 x 25cm Estimate $4,000/6,000 AUD

                  GFL Fine Art
                • [AUSTRALIAN ART] Russell Drysdale
                  Aug. 12, 2023

                  [AUSTRALIAN ART] Russell Drysdale

                  Est: $160 - $260

                  Russell Drysdale Melbourne: Richmond Hill Press, 1979. First Edition. 48cm x 32cm. [20] pages, 45 plates, 6 additional prints in folder. Quarter leather, gilt lettering, slipcase. Large format reproductions of Australian artist Russell Drysdale produced in an edition of 500 numbered copies signed by Drysdale, of which this is number 479. Includes 6 additional plates loose in folder for framing. Very minor general wear. Near Fine Condition.

                  The Book Merchant Jenkins
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Still Life in a Landscape 1941
                  Jun. 28, 2023

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Still Life in a Landscape 1941

                  Est: $25,000 - $35,000

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981) Still Life in a Landscape 1941 ink, watercolour and gouache on paper 38.0 x 49.0 cm signed lower right: Russell Drysdale

                  Menzies
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Sketch of Amah and Three Sikhs
                  Jun. 28, 2023

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Sketch of Amah and Three Sikhs

                  Est: $400 - $600

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981) Sketch of Amah and Three Sikhs ink on paper 20 x 17.5cm PROVENANCE Collection of the Artist 1979 The Ken Badenoch Estate, Melbourne

                  Gibson's Auctions
                • RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Man with Pipe
                  Jun. 28, 2023

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981), Man with Pipe

                  Est: $800 - $1,200

                  RUSSELL DRYSDALE (1912-1981) Man with Pipe ink on paper signed with initials lower left: RD 26 x 26.5cm PROVENANCE The Ken Badenoch Estate, Melbourne

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