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Title

Study for 'Prometheus'


Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008


About

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.


Details


Date

1979


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

charcoal


Dimensions

47.5 x 30.8 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l., charcoal "Gleeson/ 18.1.79.".


Credit

Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1995


Location

Not on display


Accession number

65.1995.17


Artist information

James Gleeson

Works in the collection

479


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 68 (colour illus.). cat.no. 24