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An image of Landscape with Obelisk by James Gleeson

James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Title
Landscape with Obelisk
Place of origin
SydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Year
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
Accession number
121.1993
Copyright
© Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (2)

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

Exhibition history (2)

Modernism 1900-1950: prints and drawings from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 23 Jul 1994–25 Sep 1994

James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Apr 2003–15 Jun 2003