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Early Australian primitive: boy with a poodle by Michael Collins [picture] / [Donald Leslie Friend]
Bib ID 2408161
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Friend, Donald, 1915-1989
 
Online Versions
Description [ca. 1940] 
1 painting : photomontage with oil on panel ; visible image 11.6 x 16.9 cm., in frame 12.8 x 31 cm. 
Summary

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.

Notes

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.

Condition: good

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-136549250

Friend descibes the photomontage production process in 'Painter's journal' Ure Smith : Sydney, 1946.

Subjects Literary forgeries and mystifications -- Pictorial works.
Terms of Use Copyright restrictions apply. 
Exhibited Exhibited: "Donald Friend: A charmed life", National Library of Australia visitor centre, 9 November 2006 to 4 February 2007 

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