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Title

Studies for 'Fête Champêtre, a lethal regulation' (Two reclining female figures)

1944


Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008


About

These studies for 'Fête Champêtre, a lethal regulation' reveal Glesson's command over the drawing of male and female figures from life. The Australian poet Roland Robinson (1912-92) posed for the monochrome study of two male figures. A fête champêtre (which translates as a festival or celebration in the countryside) is an archetypal genre subject. One of the earliest and best known is Titian's 'Concert champêtre' circa 1510, in the Louvre, Paris (formerly attributed to Giorgione).

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 37.


Details


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

1944


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil, squared


Dimensions

37.9 x 53.3 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

127.1993


Artist information

James Gleeson

Artist profile

Works in the collection

479


Place

Where the work was made
Sydney

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 30 (colour illus.), 36 (colour illus.). cat.no. 4a