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Dido, 1973-1974 Digital Link to digital version

 Item — Box: LTFBOX/MYERS Box 1
Identifier(s): H2019.53/2

Scope and contents

Described by Vali Myers in 'Vali Myers: Drawings 1949-79', London, Open House, 1980, p. 74-75:

'My Dido was inspired by Virgil's Aeneid. Dido was the Phoenician Queen who build her kingdom, Carthage, on the coast of Tunisia and lived her life of purple and gold before fate decreed that she die on a sword in a sea of flames. In the valley nearby my house is a beautiful waterfall that I have called after Dido and her passionate tears.


  • 1973-1974


  • Myers, Vali, 1930-2003 (Artist, Person)

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Copyright status

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1 drawing : pen, black ink, sepia ink, watercolour and tempera ; 35 x 23 cm

General note

Reproduced in:'Vali Myers: Between the dusk and dawn', Bundoora, La Trobe University, 2013, p. 52 and described as a self portrait on page 32.


  • Myers, Vali, 1930-2003 (Artist, Person)
  • Box: LTFBOX/MYERS Box 1 (Graphic materials)

Repository details

Part of the Pictures Collection, State Library Victoria Repository

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