Study for the Rabbiters

Russell Drysdale

Study for the Rabbiters by Russell Drysdale


Russell Drysdale
Study for the Rabbiters
ink, pencil and watercolour on paper
14.7 x 24.6 cm
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Vivien Leigh, London
Private collection, London
Sotheby's Australia, Melbourne, November 2000, lot 22
Private collection, Melbourne


You Beaut Country: A Selection of Australian Paintings 1940 - 2000, Agnews, London 3-26 October 2001, cat. no. 48
Annual Collectors’ Exhibition 2001, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, 16 June – 14 July 2001, cat. no. 40
Australian Modern: Arte Australiana Moderna e Contemporanea e Arte Aborigena, Fondazione Mudima, Milan, 23 April - 24 May, 2002
From a Scrap of Paper: Drawing, Watecolour, Paint, Print, Photography, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, 15 November - 16 December 2011
Russell Drysdale Centenary Drawing Exhibition, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW., 17 February - 25 March 2012, Carrick Hill House Museum & Historic Garden, Adelaide, SA., 5 April - 17 June 2012, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, VIC, 30 June - 5 August 2012
Russell Drysdale The Drawings, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 17 Feb - 20 March 2012


Australian Modern: Arte Australiana Moderna e Contemporanea e Arte Aborigena, exhibition catalogue, Malakoff Fine Art Press, Melbourne, 2002, p.34
Klepac, Lou, Russell Drysdale the drawings, The Beagle Press 2012, Roseville p.89

Further Information

This is a study for Drysdale`s stark and awe-inspiring The Rabbiters 1947, National Gallery of Victoria.