Feathery fine bamboo

Place Oceania: New Guinea
Accession Number ART92271
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 9.7 x 14.4 cm; image: 5 x 13.6 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pen and black ink on paper
Maker Browning, George Julian
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: External copyright


Ink sketch of a bamboo tree branch, created near Johnson's Gap, Bulldog Road.

Browning was commissioned to gather visual information along the Kokado track for the production of a series of dioramas back in Australia. In order to capture the details of the tropical environment Browning created a combination of watercolours sketches along with a series pen and pencil drawings. His decision to use pen and pencil was made to more accurately record botanical details that the blobbiness of watercolour might miss.

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