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An image of Untitled by James Gleeson

James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Title
Untitled
Year
1980
Media category
Drawing
Materials used
charcoal, pastel, watercolour
Dimensions

50.4 x 71.5 cm image; 60.0 x 80.2 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., "Gleeson 20.7.80".
Credit
Gift of Lou Klepac 1993
Accession number
295.1993
Copyright
© Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation
Location
Not on display
Further information

Framing an image within another, as in this drawing, was a compositional device Gleeson first used in paintings in the 1940s e.g. 'Images' 1946 and 'The perilous room' 1949. The first study for this drawing is in the AGNSW's Gleeson 'Sketchbook 1'.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 69.

Bibliography (1)

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 69 (colour illus.). cat.no. 25

Exhibition history (1)

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