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Title

recto: Theatre verso: Study for 'The hanged man'


Artist

Albert Tucker

Australia

29 Dec 1914 - 23 Oct 1999


About

Most of Albert Tucker's drawings are closely linked to paintings and it is partly because of this relationship that they are made using the most painterly of media - watercolour, gouache and pastel. Tucker's grim vision of city life in Australia during the Second World War is forcefully expressed in this vigorous and expressive work.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000


Details


Other Title

former verso: The Hanged man


Date

1943


Media category

Watercolour


Materials used

black ink, watercolour, gouache on cream wove paper


Dimensions

26.3 x 37.7 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated u.r., blue gouache "Tucker Sept 1943".


Credit

Purchased 1990


Location

Not on display


Accession number

451.1990


Artist information

Albert Tucker

Works in the collection

12


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian watercolours 1880s to 1990s, 'Introduction: Painting in watercolour', pg. 8-16, Sydney, 1995, cover (colour illus.), 13, 72 (colour illus.), 121. cat.no. 61; The colour illustration appearing on the cover is a detail of the image.

Hendrik Kolenberg, Everyday life: prints drawings and watercolours from the collections of Australian and European art, Sydney, 1994. cat.no. 84

Dr Juliette Peers, 1940s Melbourne: Photographs by Albert Tucker, 'Et in Arcady ego: Mapping Melbourne Culture with Albert Tucker's Photography', pg.9-36, Victoria, 2009, 26 (colour illus.).

Lauraine Diggins, Albert Tucker; the mythologies and images, Sydney, 1990, 17 (colour illus.). cat.no. 11

Natalie Wilson, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Out of Melbourne: realisms and mythologies', pg. 163-164, Sydney, 2000, 178 (colour illus.), 302.