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Title

Sketchbook 1

1940s-1989


Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008


About

The drawings in this sketchbook are the basis for the larger drawings in charcoal and collage which in turn are the basis for Gleeson's monumental paintings of the 1980s and 1990s. They are miniature versions of the paintings, often little altered in design or mood from these small drawings.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2002


Details


Date

1940s-1989


Media categories

Sketchbook , Drawing


Materials used

bound sketchbook: 77 leaves, 77 drawings, mixed media


Dimensions

11.4 x 17.7 cm leaf; 11.4 x 18.0 x 1.3 cm book closed; 11.4 x 36.2 cm book open


Signature & date

Not signed.
Dated l.r. page 97, pencil "3.7.87".
Dated l.r. page 99, pencil "8.7.87".
Dated l.r. page 101, pencil "22.3.89".
Dated l.r. page 103, pencil "23.3.89".
Dated l.l. page 105, pencil "1.4.89".
Dated l.l. page 107, pencil "2.4.89".
Dated l.r. page 109, pencil "4.4.89".
Dated l.r. page 111, pencil "5.4.89".
Dated l.r. page 113, pen and brown ink "7.4.89".
Dated l.r. page 115, pencil "7.4.89".
Dated l.l. page 117, pencil "7.4.89".
Dated l.r. page 119, pencil "10.4.89".
Dated l.r. page 121, pencil"11.4.89".
Dated l.r. page 123, pencil "11.4.89".
Dated l.l. page 125, pencil "12.4.89".
Dated l.r. page 127, pencil "13.4.89".
Dated l.r. page 129, pencil "13.4.89".
Dated l.r. page 131, pencil "14.4.89".
Dated l.r. page 133, pencil "15.4.89".
Dated l.r. page 135, pencil "16.4.89".
Dated l.l. page 137, pencil "17.4.89".
Dated l.r. page 139, pencil "18.4.89".
Dated l.r. page 141, pencil "19.4.89".
Dated l.l. page 143, pencil "19.4.89".
Dated l.r. page 145, pencil "20.4.89".
Dated l.r. page 147, pencil "21.4.89".
Dated l.r. page 149, pen and brown ink "22.4.89".
Dated l.r. page 151, pencil "22.4.89".
Dated l.r. page 153, pencil "22.4.89".


Credit

Gift of the artist 2002


Location

Not on display


Accession number

283.2002.a-yyy


Artist information

James Gleeson

Artist profile

Works in the collection

479


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 69 (colour illus., page 3), 70 (colour illus., page 67), 72 (colour illus., page 69 [35]), 105 (illus., page 89 [45]).