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James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Title
Sketchbook 2
Year
1986-1989
Media categories
Sketchbook, Drawing
Materials used
bound sketchbook: 70 leaves, 70 drawings, mixed media
Dimensions

20.2 x 12.7 cm leaf; 20.9 x 13.1 x 1.0 cm book closed; 20.9 x 26.8 cm book open

Signature & date
Signed and dated u.r. page 27, black fibre-tipped pen "Gleeson 9.1.87". Dated c.r. page 1, black fibre-tipped pen "29.6.86". Dated u.r. page 3, black fibre-tipped pen "30.6.86". Dated l.r. corner page 5, black fibre-tipped pen "1.7.86". Dated l.r. page 7, black fibre-tipped pen "2.7.86". Dated l.r. page 9, black fibre-tipped pen "3.7.86". Dated u.r. page 11, black fibre-tipped pen "4.7.86". Dated u.r. page 13, black fibre-tipped pen "14.7.86". Dated l.r. page 15, black fibre-tipped pen "15.7.86". Dated l.r. page 17, pencil "18.7.86". Dated l.r. page 19, pencil "29.8.86". Dated c.r. page 21, pencil "23.9.86".
Credit
Gift of the artist 2002
Accession number
284.2002.a-aaaa
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, 111 (illus., page 9 [part e]).

Exhibition history (1)

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