Russell Drysdale (Australian, 1912-1981)
Man leaning against a tree
inscribed 'There are times when I reckon it would be good to be back with Bannisters, but what to hell with mirages!' (lower left); inscribed, signed and dated 'Thanks a lot, Mary & Adrian/ Russell Drysdale/11:V:76' (lower right)
pen and ink
25 x 20cm (9 13/16 x 7 7/8in).