The fossicker

The fossicker

oil on canvas
57.0 x 72.5 cm

inscribed l.r.: Russell Drysdale 49’
inscribed verso u.c.: ‘D.R. SHEUMACK 473438’; on Art Gallery of New South Wales
exhibition label u.c.: Russell Drysdale/ The fossicker. 1949’
Accession No. 1998.12
© Courtesy of the artist's Estate


Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, until; purchased 1964 by Dr D.R. Sheumack, Sydney, until; unsold at auction, Fine Australian and European Painting, Sotheby’s Melbourne, 25 August 1997, lot 178, until; purchased by private collection, Melbourne, until; purchased 22 November 1998 by Cbus from Australian and International Paintings, Sculpture and Works on Paper, Deutscher-Menzies, Melbourne, lot 282.


Kirsty Grant, The Joseph Brown Collection at NGV Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2004, pp. 122-27.
Lou Klepac, The Life and Work of Russell Drysdale, Bay Books, Sydney, 1983, pp. 280, 367, pl. 96 (illus.).