National Library of Australia
1 painting : photomontage with oil on panel ; visible image 11.6 x 16.9 cm., in frame 12.8 x 31 cm.
A photomontage created as a hoax to illustrate an article by Friend on Australian colonial primitive art published in 'Christian Science monitor', 1940. The work depicts a boy with a clipped show poodle in the foreground of an early Sydney landscape. For verification of publication date see file 204/09/00040-03.
Title from information supplied by vendor: Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney, March 2001, see file 204/09/00040-03.
Inscriptions: in Friend's hand on frame backing 'Sydney 1810' upper left; 'bought from [indecipherable] Brisbane' upper right.
Friend descibes the photomontage production process in 'Painter's journal' Ure Smith : Sydney, 1946.
||Literary forgeries and mystifications - Pictorial works.
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||Exhibited: "Donald Friend: A charmed life", National Library of Australia visitor centre, 9 November 2006 to 4 February 2007
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