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An image of Studies for 'Eau + Feu = Calamite' Execution by James Gleeson

James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Title
Studies for 'Eau + Feu = Calamite' Execution
Place of origin
SydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Year
1944
Media category
Drawing
Materials used
pen and black ink, watercolour, opaque white
Dimensions

26.5 x 31.0 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pen and black ink "... J Gleeson 1944"
Credit
Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1993
Accession number
125.1993
Copyright
© Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (2)

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

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