Studies for 'Eau + Feu = Calamite' Execution
21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008
The drawing 'Execution' is a direct reference to Francisco Goya's masterpiece 'Third of May 1808', 1814, in the Museo del Prado, Madrid.
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg.32.
pen and black ink, watercolour, opaque white
26.5 x 31.0 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pen and black ink "... J Gleeson 1944"
Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1993
Not on display
© Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation
Where the work was made
Shown in 2 exhibitions
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
Referenced in 2 publications
Renée Free, Modernism 1900-1950: prints and drawings from the collection, Sydney, 1994.
Hendrik Kolenberg, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, 'Introduction', pg. 11-16, Sydney, 2003, 13, 34 (colour illus.). cat.no. 3d