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Title

Study for 'The chrysalis dreams of empire'


Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008


About

'... 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.


Details


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

205.2001


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, 98 (colour illus.), 99. cat.no. 44