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An autograph letter signed to an art collector seeking information about a particular painting, purchased in Adelaide in 1950. Octavo, one page with printed letterhead (Bouddi Farm, via Hardy's Bay, NSW); 30 December 1970; creased where folded for posting; in excellent condition
Drysdale 'cannot remember the actual water colour drawing but feel it belongs to the late 40's or about 1950 ... It could well be a drawing made for a composition as I made many [such] ... combining elements from a number of drawings. However it has all the elements of a working drawing ...'. A colour snapshot of the painting, a letter from the Art Gallery of South Australia about the painting, and a retained duplicate copy of the letter of enquiry are included. This letter is not without interest either; by way of establishing his bona fides, the writer explains that he has been 'living in Adelaide for the last 31 years, came from Vienna, Austria, where I attended the "Kunstgewerbeschule" (the wellknown Artschool for Applied Arts). One of my teachers was Oskar Kokoschka'. His letter was written in late 1970, which means he left Austria in 1939 ...
      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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