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Collection

James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Title
Study for 'The chrysalis dreams of empire'
Year
1991
Media categories
Drawing, Collage
Materials used
charcoal, paper collage on white wove paper
Dimensions

37.8 x 51.2 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "Gleeson 19.7.91".
Credit
Gift of the artist 2001
Accession number
205.2001
Location
Not on display
Further information

'... a chrysalis, you know those shapes, they're so passive really, I imagine one dreaming of empire, being master of the universe!', James Gleeson 27 August 2002.

The first study for this drawing is in the AGNSW's Gleeson 'Sketchbook 3'.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 99.

Bibliography (1)

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 98 (colour illus.), 99. cat.no. 44

Exhibition history (1)

James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Apr 2003–15 Jun 2003