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An image of The acrobat angel by John Perceval

John Perceval

(Australia 01 Feb 1923 – 15 Oct 2000)

Title
The acrobat angel
Other titles:
The acrobat ['John Perceval's angels' exhibition, 1958]
Year
1958
Media categories
Sculpture, Ceramic
Materials used
earthenware, sang-de-boeuf glaze
Dimensions

28.0 x 29.0 x 17.5 cm

Signature & date
Signed and dated on left buttock, incised "Perceval 1958".
Credit
Purchased 1958
Accession number
9811
Copyright
© AGNSW
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (4)

Maudie Palmer (Editor), Encounters with Australian modern art, South Yarra, 2008, 70 (colour illus.). NOTE: Related work reproduced. Titled 'Angel Barry in heaven', 1957, private collection.

Donald Richardson, Art & Design in Australia, South Yarra, 1995, 15, 60, 80, 83, 137, 140, 145, 163, 243.. PS Worksheet 248

Natalie Wilson, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Out of Melbourne: realisms and mythologies', pg. 163-164, Sydney, 2000, 164, 180 (colour illus.), 301.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, 141 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (2)

John Perceval's angels, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 02 Sep 1958–12 Sep 1958

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1958, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 11 Feb 1959–08 Mar 1959