Figures in possum skin cloaks is a masterful drawing from late in Barak’s career. The emphatic markings on the cloaks, intensified with black, are emblematic of Barak’s identity and strong attachment to the paen (freshwater) of his father’s Yarra country.
Further InformationWilliam Barak, artist
Figures in possum skin cloaks 1898
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne