Smith & Singer

Donald Friend 1915-1989

Donald Friend 1915-1989

Estimate $22,000 – $28,000


  • Lot Sold $24,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $28,800 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)


oil on board
signed and dated 'DONALD 44' upper right
signed, dated and inscribed 'GUNNER'S / CANTEEN / Donald Friend / 1944' verso
25.7 X 30.5CM

Purchased by Captain Neil McEacharn through The Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, in June 1944, for £18.18.0.
Private Collection, Rome

Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Donald Friend, The Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 31 May - 12 June 1944, no. 5, 18 gns
Exposition International d'Art Moderne, Musée d'Art, Moderne, Paris, 18 November - 28 December 1946, no. 13, 'Cantine des artilleurs';
Exhibition of Contemporary Australian Art from the Collections of Captain Neil McEacharn and Peter Bellew, Esq. as exhibited at UNESCO, Paris, Exhibition Hall, Australia House, London, 9-30 April 1947, no. 12;

Paul Haefliger, 'Donald Friend's Exhibition: Success With Colour and Composition', The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 31 May 1944, p. 5
Contemporary Australian Art: Collected by Neil McEachern, Ure Smith, Sydney, 1945, no. 10 (illustrated)
Paul Hetherington (ed.), The Diaries of Donald Friend (vol. 2, 1942-1944), National Library of Australia, Canberra, 2003, p. 110


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