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Title

Sketchbook 2


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

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

284.2002.a-aaaa


Artist information

James Gleeson

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, 111 (illus., page 9 [part e]).