(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)
70.4 x 51.5 cm image; 76.2 x 57.0 cm sheet
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.
Hendrik Kolenberg, Contemporary Australian drawings: from the collection, Sydney, 1992. cat.no. 21
Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Revealing drawings: ideas that were turned into monumental paintings', pg. 22-26, Newtown, Mar 2003, 22 (colour illus.), 23.
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 71 (colour illus.). cat.no. 26
Contemporary Australian Drawings - from the collection:
James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Apr 2003–15 Jun 2003