Elizabeth Durack is one of Australia’s most loved artists. Piccaninny Day depicts 24 separate incidents in ‘A Day in the Life of ...’ young Aboriginal children (Chunuma and Dingyerrie) who were personally known to the artist. Originally created on a 39 x 1600cm paper scroll this pen and ink, brush and gouache work encapsulates Durack’s distinctive early style. Piccaninny Day precedes the popular Mary and Elizabeth Durack publication: Piccaninnies (Offset Printing, Sydney, 1940).
Elizabeth DURACK (1915 - 2000)
Piccaninny Day 1938, Episode 16
ink and gouache on paper
Image Size: 39 x 89 cm
Dimensions: 60 x170 cm – book-mounted with archival matt and board
Signed: Initialled ‘ED’ lower right. Estate stamp on verso.
Condition: Very Good: Image is in Fine condition but paper quality may show some small signs of wear.
Comes with Letter of Provenance from the estate of Elizabeth Durack