Skip to content

Collection

All

Search

Australian art

View More:


Title

Landscape with Obelisk


Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008


About

One of a number of early studies for surreal landscapes, this drawing is closely related to a painting. Although tiny, its landscape forms are monumental, akin to those in Gleeson's most recent paintings.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg.32.


Details


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

circa 1938-circa 1940


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil, watercolour


Dimensions

7.7 x 10.2 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

121.1993


Artist information

James Gleeson

Works in the collection

479


Place

Where the work was made
Sydney

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Renée Free, Modernism 1900-1950: prints and drawings from the collection, Sydney, 1994.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 32 (colour illus.). cat.no. 1