(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)
38.0 x 51.1 cm sheet
It is these drawings over which Gleeson places a gridded sheet of Perspex in order to transfer the image onto canvas. Therefore they are more than merely preliminary studies, but are the basis for, or final design for each painting.
Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2001
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 96 (colour illus.). cat.no. 42
Charles Nodrum., James Gleeson: The sea, 'James Gleeson: the sea', Richmond, 2003. cat.no. 5; this is the final painting from which the gallery's drawing is a study
James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Apr 2003–15 Jun 2003