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An image of Lion's head in a cave and rainbow by Arthur Boyd

Arthur Boyd

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

Lion's head in a cave and rainbow
Other titles:
Nebuchadnezzar & white lion in a cave
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

175.4 x 183.3 cm stretcher; 196.5 x 205.5 x 5.5 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed lower right, red oil "Arthur Boyd". Not dated.
Gift of Fraser Hopkins 2010. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
© Reproduced with permission of Bundanon Trust
20th & 21st c Australian art
Bibliography (10)

T.S.R. Boase, Nebuchadnezzar, 18 drawings and 34 paintings, London, 1972, (colour illus.). plate no. 40

Darleen Bungey, Arthur Boyd: A life, Sydney, 2007, 426-436. General reference (Nebuchadnezzar)

Christie's, Australia Pty. Ltd. (Editor), Christie's Melbourne: Australian and European Paintings, Part I, Melbourne, 29 Apr 1996, 55 (colour illus.). lot no. 68

Dr Ursula Hoff, The art of Arthur Boyd, 'The art of Arthur Boyd: 1959-1971', London, 1986, 55, 58 (colour illus.), 243. plate no. 92; dated 1966-69; titled 'Lion's head in a cave and rainbow'; Formerly private collection, Scotland

Elwyn Lynn, Bulletin, 'Revelations by expatriates', pg. 72, Sydney, 20 Apr 1968, 72. General reference (Nebuchadnezzar)

Patrick McCaughey., Age, 'The Triumph', Melbourne, 25 Jun 1968. General reference (Nebuchadnezzar)

Robert Melville, New statesman, 'Nebuchadnezzar', pg. 597, London, 25 Apr 1969, 597. General reference (Nebuchadnezzar)

Helen Rayment, Australian modernism: the complexity and the diversity, North Caulfield, 1992, 27 (colour illus.). 34

T G Rosenthal., Retrospective exhibition of paintings, drawings and other work by Arthur Boyd: 14 April to 10 May 1969, 'The art of Arthur Boyd', Edinburgh, 1969. 32; titled 'Nebuchadnezzar & white lion in a cave'; Note painting was not for sale & possibly to be used as cartoons for tapestries.

Jane Wynter (Editor), Foundation Newsletter #17, 'Benefactors dinner 5 August', Sydney, Dec 2010.

Exhibition history (2)

Retrospective exhibition of paintings, drawings and other works by Arthur Boyd (1969), Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, 14 Apr 1969–10 May 1969

Modern art from Scottish houses: the inaugural exhibition ofof the Scottish Arts Council's new gallery (1969)s, Scottish Arts Council's gallery, Edinburgh, Jul 1969–Aug 1969