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John Henry OLSEN O.B.E., A.O. (b.1928) - GYPSY CARAVAN 1
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105 x 123.5 cm

Watercolour, Gouache and Pencil, Signed lower right, Inscribed with title lower left.

Provenance: Collection of the artist; Pels, Innes, Neilson & Kosloff; Christies, Nov. 2001, Melbourne; Private collection, Brisbane.

Exhibited: Perth, Greenhill Galleries, John Olsen 24 Oct. - 9 Nov. 1989, cat. No. 20. Sydney, Australian Galleries, John Olsen, 2 - 28 April 1990, cat. No. 14 (catalogued as Robert Graves on the Gypsy Caravan). Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, John Olsen Retrospective, 1 Nov. 1991 - 2 Feb. 1992, fig. No. 61.

Literature/ Illustrated:

  • D. Hart, "John Olsen", Sydney, 1991, fig. 61, p. 218, illus. p. 201 (incorrectly labelled as fig. 59;p;
  • John Olsen "Journeys into the You Beaut Country" by Jenny Zimmer & Ken McGregor, p. 149, illus. p.152;
  • John Olsen 'Drawing - The Human Touch", Macmillan Art Publishing 2014, illus. p.333

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