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An image of recto: Theatre
verso: Study for 'The hanged man' by Albert Tucker

Albert Tucker

(Australia 29 Dec 1914 – 23 Oct 1999)

Title
recto: Theatre verso: Study for 'The hanged man'
Other titles:
former verso: The Hanged man
Year
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
Accession number
451.1990
Copyright
© Barbara Tucker
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (5)

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

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.

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.

Exhibition history (4)

Albert Tucker; the mythologies and images:

Everyday Life, prints, drawings and watercolours from the collections of Australian and European Art:

Australian watercolours 1880s to 1990s:

Albert Tucker: promised gifts from the Estate, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Jan 2007–11 Mar 2007