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The sleeper Theme: At Ease

Artist: Olive COTTON
Birth/Death: 1911

Title: The sleeper

Credit Line: Purchased 1987 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

The sleeper 1939, Olive Cotton's graceful study of her friend Olga Sharp resting while on a bush picnic, made around the same time as Max Dupain's Sunbaker, presents a different take upon the enjoyment of life in Australia. The woman is relaxed, nestled within the environment. The mood is one of secluded reverie.

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