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Title

Lion's head in a cave and rainbow

(1969)


Artist

Arthur Boyd

Australia, England

24 Jul 1920 - 24 Apr 1999


Details


Other Title

Nebuchadnezzar & white lion in a cave


Date

(1969)


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

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.


Credit

Gift of Fraser Hopkins 2010. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.


Accession number

70.2010


Artist information

Arthur Boyd

Works in the collection

400


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 10 publications

Bibliography


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.). cat.no. 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. cat.no. 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.