This painting is from the 1960s when Brett Whiteley was moving from
abstraction to figuration. At first look, the painting could almost
be seen as a completely abstracted painting, but the subject of the
painting can be clearly made when one looks at the title (Nude at
The female nude at the bathroom basin would be of his newly married wife, Wendy Julius. Brett and Wendy married in 1962 on the 27th of March.