The character and mood of this coloured drawing is similar to Gleeson's paintings from 1982 onwards. The first study for the drawing is a 3.8 x 3.2 cm thumbnail sketch in the AGNSW's Gleeson 'Sketchbook 1'. One of five small studies on the page, this tiny drawing differs very little from the much larger final drawing.
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 70.
charcoal, pastel, watercolour
70.4 x 51.5 cm image; 76.2 x 57.0 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., pencil "Gleeson 28.7.80".
Not on display
© Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Contemporary Australian Drawings - from the collection:
James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Apr 2003–15 Jun 2003
Referenced in 3 publications
Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Revealing drawings: ideas that were turned into monumental paintings', pg. 22-26, Sydney, Mar 2003, 22 (colour illus.), 23.
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 71 (colour illus.). cat.no. 26
Hendrik Kolenberg, Contemporary Australian drawings: from the collection, Sydney, 1992. cat.no. 21