(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)
30.6 x 46.0 cm sheet
The first study for this drawing is in the AGNSW's Gleeson 'Sketchbook 3'. The detailed depiction of an ornate vase or urn at the centre of this drawing is transformed into an ambiguous organic form in the related painting. More commonly in his late work Gleeson collages such 'realist' elements, rather than draws them.
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 117.
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 114-115 (colour illus., detail), 116 (colour illus.), 117. cat.no. 54
James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Apr 2003–15 Jun 2003