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Title

"Beauty bares her secret breast"


Artist

Arthur Boyd

Australia, England

24 Jul 1920 - 24 Apr 1999


Details


Date

(1993)


Media category

Print


Materials used

aquatint, black ink on white BFK Rives paper


Edition

artist's proof, 1st state


Dimensions

59.5 x 39.3 cm platemark; 75.8 x 57.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Anonymous gift 1994


Location

Not on display


Accession number

255.1994


Artist information

Arthur Boyd

Works in the collection

400


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Christopher Brennan, Poems (1913), Sydney, 1992, 55. NOTE: Refer to Part V of 'The twilight of disquietude': 'and Beauty bares her secret breast,/ Hasten, O night with nuptial breath!/ hour remote from any face!"' [pg. 55]

Barry Pearce, Janet McKenzie and Hendrik Kolenberg, Arthur Boyd: 30 paintings 1985-1994, 23 etchings 1993, Collingwood, 1994, 45 (illus.). image IV; cat.no. 34