(Australia 21 Nov 1915–20 Oct 2008)
25.4 x 18.3cm sheet
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.
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings 2003, Domain, 2003, 54 (colour illus.), 55. cat.no. 16
James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Apr 2003–15 Jun 2003