Item #6750 The Way Home 1948. Douglas Dundas.
The Way Home 1948
Douglas Dundas

1900 - 1981

The Way Home 1948

Oil on canvas
59.3 x 74.5 cm
Signed and dated

Provenance: Private collection, London and Melbourne

Exhibited: Early Australian Painters, Bridget McDonnell Gallery, 2001, cat. no. 40

Douglas Dundas  1900-1981
Extract from interview with James Gleeson for the NGA, August 1978
JAMES GLEESON: Well now, Doug, the next one on the list is Canberra cloud. We don’t have a photograph of it because it’s now in Australia House in London, but I know you painted a lot of paintings in Canberra at one period. Can you tell us about that? DOUGLAS DUNDAS: Yes. From the time that we were in Melbourne in early 1940 we came back and saw for the first time the landscape around Canberra, and we stayed there for a night or two. I think we went there particularly at the time to visit Jean Appleton who was teaching at the girl’s school there. We were so enamoured of the landscape that we decided to go back there in each summer holiday for a time. At first we stayed in a collection of cabins in the camping ground just near the Molonglo, behind where the hospital now is. Later we had the use of a house which Dr Allan, Dr L H Allan, lived in at Acton. Now, Acton was a very happy hunting ground because on the one side one looked out toward the mountains of Tidbinbilla, across the racecourse which is now part of the lake, and on the other side one looked back toward Queanbeyan. Now, the 10 August 1978 3 Canberra cloud, which we haven’t got reference for here but I think I can recollect it, was one of those looking over the expanse of the racecourse as it then was, beautiful middle distance over Yarralumla.  see more

Item #6750

Price: $8,500.00

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