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Title

Study for 'Clouds of witness'


Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008


About

This is a rare study for the central male figure of the middle panel of a triptych, painted thirteen years after the drawing. Male figures in Gleeson's paintings from the 1950s and 60s were generally based on photographs in physical culture magazines, rather than on studies from life.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 55.


Details


Other Title

Study of male figure


Date

1953


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pen and black ink on violet/grey wash


Dimensions

25.4 x 18.3 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Dated l.r., pen and black ink "10.9.53".


Credit

Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

201.1993


Artist information

James Gleeson

Works in the collection

479


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 54 (colour illus.), 55. cat.no. 16