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James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Title
Sketchbook 1
Year
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
Accession number
283.2002.a-yyy
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (1)

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]).

Exhibition history (1)

James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Apr 2003–15 Jun 2003