(Illustration for Peter Porter's poem 'Narcissus loses his love')
24 Jul 1920 - 24 Apr 1999
Narcissus loses his love
IV Narcissus loses his love
Narcissus Loses his Love: 'Hell, hanging on...'
etching, aquatint on paper
artist's proof as in an edition of 25
60.6 x 42.7 cm platemark; 79.8 x 59.3 cm sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Anonymous gift 1993
Not on display
© Reproduced with permission of Bundanon Trust
Referenced in 5 publications
Darleen Bungey, Arthur Boyd: A life, Sydney, 2007, 510, 513-515. NOTE: General reference on Narcissus series.
Dr Ursula Hoff, The art of Arthur Boyd, 'Part III: 1971-1983', London, 1986, (colour illus.), 80. plate no. 174; dated 1983; titled 'Narcissus Loses his Love: 'Hell, hanging on...'
Barry Pearce, Arthur Boyd retrospective, Sydney, 1993, 156. cat.no. 185
Peter Porter, Narcissus, London, 1984, 19 (illus.).
Gavin Wilson, Rivers + Rocks : select works of Arthur Boyd & Brett Whiteley, ‘Rivers + Rocks’, pg. 9-60, New South Wales, 2001, 20, 23 (colour illus.), 32. NOTE: Collection of Bundanon Trust; Titled 'IV Narcissus loses his love'