Item #283 Sketch of the Artist's Sister 1939. Russell Drysdale.
Russell Drysdale

1912 - 1981

Sketch of the Artist's Sister 1939

Pencil
31.5 x 25 cm

Signed with studio stamp; also inscribed on reverse Drawing made at George Bell’s Studio 

Provenance: Collection of the artist until 1981; Sybil J. Medley Estate, Sydney until 2003  
Lyall and Sybil Medley were neighbours and good friends of the Drysdales

Exhibited: The Drawings of Russell Drysdale, Lou Klepac, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Art Gallery of NSW; Brisbane Civic Art Gallery and Museum; Art Gallery of SA, 1980, no. 15, illustrated plate 6, page 71   (collection of the artist)
Modern Australian Paintings, Bridget McDonnell Gallery, 2004, no. 28

Literature: The Drawings of Russell Drysdale, 1980 Perth Survey of Drawing, Lou Klepac, Art Gallery of Western Australia and AGDC, 1980, no. 15, illustrated plate 6, page 71


When Russell Drysdale returned from London in 1938, he spent a year working out of George Bell's Studio in Toorak.

Item #283

Price: $8,500.00

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