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An image of (Illustration for Peter Porter's poem 'The Narcissus emblems') by Arthur Boyd

Arthur Boyd

(Australia, England 24 Jul 1920 – 24 Apr 1999)

(Illustration for Peter Porter's poem 'The Narcissus emblems'), from the portfolio Narcissus
Other titles:
XIV The Narcissus emblems
The Narcissus Emblems: ... eaten myself off the water's top
Media category
Materials used
aquatint, pencil, blue fibre-tipped pen on paper
artist's proof, 1st state

60.7 x 42.4 cm platemark; 69.4 x 51.9 cm sheet

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Anonymous gift 1993
Accession number
© Reproduced with permission of Bundanon Trust
Not on display
Bibliography (6)

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, London, 1986, (illus.). plate no. 178; dated 1983; titled ' The Narcissus Emblems: ... eaten myself off the water's top'

Janet McKenzie, Arthur Boyd: Art and life, 'Collaborative projects', pg.130-55, London, 2000, 147-154.

Barry Pearce, Arthur Boyd retrospective, Sydney, 1993, 156. 185

Peter Porter, Narcissus, London, 1984, cover (illus.), 31 (illus.).

Gavin Wilson, Rivers + Rocks : select works of Arthur Boyd & Brett Whiteley, ‘Rivers + Rocks’, pg. 9-60, New South Wales, 2001, 4 (colour illus.), 20, 32. NOTE: Collection of Bundanon Trust; Titled 'XIV The Narcissus emblems'