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Title

Study for 'Primavera'


Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008


About

The figure in this drawing is embroidering her abdomen with a flower. Gleeson developed this further in the painting 'Primavera' in which the figure of Spring, enveloped by branches, has an embroidered torso. There are three additional studies for 'Primavera' in the AGNSW collection.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 53.


Details


Other Title

(Naked girl sewing her abdomen)


Date

1953


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

black and brown conté


Dimensions

29.0 x 21.6 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

214.1993


Artist information

James Gleeson

Works in the collection

479


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 53 (colour illus.). cat.no. 15

Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Revealing drawings: ideas that were turned into monumenal paintings', pg. 22-26, Sydney, Mar 2003, 25 (colour illus.).