Greek mythology credits Prometheus with creating the first man from clay and stealing fire from the gods for use by mankind. Jupiter, father of the gods, decreed that Prometheus suffer the punishment of being chained to a rock where his liver was fed upon daily by an eagle. Prometheus has been variously associated with bringing civilisation, freedom and creative inspiration to humanity.
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 68.
47.5 x 30.8 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., charcoal "Gleeson/ 18.1.79.".
Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1995
Not on display
© Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation
Shown in 1 exhibition
James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Apr 2003–15 Jun 2003
Referenced in 1 publication
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 68 (colour illus.). cat.no. 24