Romping in the Rain, Vietnam 1964. William Dobell.
William Dobell

1899 - 1970

Romping in the Rain, Vietnam 1964

Provenance: Harold Mertz Collection; The Archer M.Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas at Austin; Private collection, Victoria

Oil on board
26 x 30.6 cm
Signed and dated
Exhibited: Paintings from 1926 to 1964, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 15 July - 30 August 1964, cat. no. 221, illus; Contemporary Australian Painting from the Mertz Collection Texas, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Legends and Landscape in Australian Art, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, 1986, Houston, USA

In 1961 Dobell was commissioned by Time Magazine to go to Saigon to paint the portrait of the President, Ngo Dinh Diem for the cover of the magazine

During his visit he kept sketchbooks to jot down his impressions and later made several paintings from them including this one

Item #2619

Price: $45,000.00