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An image of Study for 'Primavera' by James Gleeson

James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Title
Study for 'Primavera'
Other titles:
(Naked girl sewing her abdomen)
Year
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
Accession number
214.1993
Copyright
© Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (2)

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, Newtown, Mar 2003, 25 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

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