Item #CL192-109 Arrarra [Northern Territory]. Arthur Murch, Australian.
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Arrarra [Northern Territory]

1933. Sanguine drawing, titled, signed and dated lower right, 36.7 x 56.7cm (paper). Pinholes, repaired tears, creases and missing portions, slight stains to edges. Laid down on acid-free tissue.

In 1933, Arthur Murch accompanied a professor of physiology, H. Whitridge Davies, on a scientific expedition to Central Australia as a freelance artist. His six-week stay at Hermannsburg mission and a camel trek to Mount Liebig resulted in forty-five works exhibited at Macquarie Galleries. Ref: ADB.

A painter, sculptor and teacher, Arthur Murch won the Archibald Prize in 1949 with a portrait of Bonar Dunlop. He was an official war artist for six months during WWII, covering the American military activities in Australia. Ref: Wiki. His work is held in AWM.

Item #CL192-109

Price (AUD): $1,350.00  other currencies

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