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Male internee, shirtless in baggy brown trousers, dancing wildly to music from a gramophone playing on the table at right; behind him internees loll about on their bunk bed in an abandoned state; Tatura internment camp, Victoria. 3 October 1941
Watercolour and gouache on cream paper
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Height: 335 millimetres
Width: 312 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Made at the Tatura internment camp, Victoria, Australia. Brown mounting tape on the verso and around the edges indicates it may have been mounted an exhibited in a small exhibition at the camp.
Reprod. in S. Coppel, 'Klaus Friedeberger: Works 1940-1970', exh. cat., London: England & Co., 7 Sept.-4 Oct. 2007, p. 7.
From a group of works donated by Julie Friedeberger, the artist's widow, in 2020. This drawing is from a subgroup of the gift, comprising drawings and watercolours made in internment camps in Australia in the early 1940s (2020,7038.13-26). The gift also included 12 monotypes made in the 1950s and early 1960s after the artist had returned to England (2020,7038.1-12) and a small group of 'juvenilia' - works produced when the artist was a refugee schoolboy at the Quaker school in Holland prior to his arrival in England in April 1939 when he lived briefly in Southampton before he was rounded up as an 'enemy alien' in June 1940 and transported to Australia on the 'Dunera' prison ship (2020,7038.27-33).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2007, 7 Sept-4 Oct, London, England & Co., 'Klaus Friedeberger: Works 1940-1970', cat. no. 59
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