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Collection

James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Title
Sketchbook 3
Year
1990-1995
Media categories
Sketchbook, Drawing
Materials used
bound sketchbook: 110 leaves, 91 drawings, mixed media
Dimensions

14.3 x 22.2 cm leaf; 15.3 x 23.1 x 2.5 cm book closed; 14.3 x 44.1 cm book open

Signature & date
Not signed. Dated l.l. page 3, pencil "24.5.90". Dated l.r. page 5, pencil "25.5.90". Dated l.r. page 7, pencil "1.6.90". Dated l.l. page 9, pencil "5.6.90". Dated l.l. page 11, pencil "9.6.90". Dated l.r. page 13, pencil "10.6.90". Dated l.l. page 15, pencil "9.8.90". Dated l.l. page 17, pencil "16.9.90". Dated l.l. page 19, pencil "5.10.90". Dated l.l. page 21, pencil "9.1.91". Dated l.l. page 23, pencil "18.1.91". Dated l.l. page 25, pencil "22.1.91". Dated l.l. page 27, pencil "23.1.91". Dated l.l. page 29, pencil "25.1.91". Dated l.l. page 31, pencil "26.1.91.". Dated l.l. page 33, pencil "27.1.91". Dated l.r. page 35, pencil "28.1.91". Dated l.l. page 37, pencil "29.1.91". Dated l.r. page 39, pencil "30.1.91". Dated l.l. page 41, pencil "31.1.91". Dated l.r. page 43, pencil "1.2.91.". Dated l.l. page 45, pencil "2.2.91". Dated l.r. page 47, pencil "3.2.91.". Dated l.l. page 49, pencil "4.2.91". Dated l.l. page 51, pencil "7.2.91". Dated l.r. page 53, pencil "8.2.91". Dated l.r. page 55, pencil "9.2.91". Dated l.l. page 57, pencil "11.2.92". Dated l.r. page 59, pencil "12.2.91. Dated l.r. page 61, pencil "13.2.91". Dated l.l. page 63, pencil "14.2.91". Dated l.r. page 65, pencil "16.2.91". Dated l.r. page 67, pencil "18.2.91". Dated l.r. page 69, pencil "20.2.91". Dated l.r. page 71, pencil "21.2.92". Dated l.r. page 73, pencil "22.2.91". Dated l.r. page 75, pencil "24.2.91". Dated l.r. page 77, pencil "25.2.91". Dated l.l. page 79, pencil "27.2.91". Dated l.l. page 81, pencil "28.2.91.". Dated l.r. page 83, pencil "8.3.91". Dated l.r. page 85, pencil "11.3.91". Dated l.r. page 87, pencil "13.3.91". Dated l.l. page 89, pencil "14.3.91". Dated l.r. page 91, pencil "19.3.91". Dated l.l. page 93, pencil "22.3.91". Dated l.r. page 95, pencil "23.3.91". Dated l.l. page 97, pencil "24.3.91". Dated l.l. page 99, pencil "26.3.91". Dated l.r. page 101, pencil "27.3.91". Dated l.r. page 103, pencil "28.3.91". Dated l.r. page 105, pencil "29.3.91". Dated l.r. page 107, pencil "31.3.91". Dated l.l. page 109, pencil "1.4.91". Dated l.r. page 111, pencil "2.4.91". Dated l.r. page 113, pencil "5.4.91". Dated l.r. page 115, pencil "6.4.91". Dated l.r. page 117, pencil "7.4.91". Dated l.r. page 119, pencil "10.4.91". Dated l.l. page 121, pencil "11.4.91". Dated l.r. page 123, pencil "15.4.91". Dated l.r. page 127, pencil "25.4.91". Dated l.r. page 129, pencil "26.4.91". Dated l.r. page 131, pencil "27.4.91". Dated l.r. page 133, pencil "28.4.91". Dated l.r. page 135, pencil "1.5.91". Dated l.l. page 137, pencil "2.5.91". Dated l.r. page 139, pencil "3.5.91". Dated l.r. page 141, pencil "5.5.91". Dated l.r. page 143, pencil "7.5.91". Dated l.r. page 145, pencil "8.5.91". Dated l.r. page 147, pencil "10.5 91". Dated l.r. page 149, pencil "13.5.91". Dated l.r. page 151, pencil "17.5.91". Dated l.r. page 153, pencil "20.5.91". Dated l.r. page 155, pencil "24.5.91". Dated l.r. page 157, pencil "9.9.91". Dated l.r. page 159, pencil "21.9.91". Dated l.r. page 161, pencil "22.2.92". Dated l.r. page 163, pencil "25.2.92.". Dated l.l. page 165, pencil "5.4.92". Dated l.r. page 167, pencil "21.11.92". Dated l.l. page 169, pencil "20.3.93". Dated l.l. page 171, pencil "6.12.93". Dated l.r. page 173, pencil "7.12.93". Dated l.r. page 175, pencil "21.12.94". Dated l.l. page 177, pencil "22.12.94". Dated l.l. page 179, pencil "28.12.94". Dated l.l. page 181, pencil "2.1.95". Dated l.l. page 183, pencil "25.1.95".
Credit
Gift of the artist 2002
Accession number
285.2002.a-fffff
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, 94 (illus., page 11 [part f]), 97 (illus., page 55 [part bb]), 99 (illus., page 31 [part p]), 109 (illus., page 181 [part mmmm]), 117 (illus., page 183 [part nnnnn]).

Exhibition history (1)

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