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An image of Icarus drowned by Michael Ayrton

Michael Ayrton

(England 20 Feb 1921 – 16 Nov 1975)

Icarus drowned
Media category
Materials used
oil on plaster of paris on hardboard

61.0 x 122.0 cm board; 66.0 x 126.3 x 7.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated u.l., pencil "Michael Ayrton/ June-July 1960".
Purchased 1961
Accession number
© Michael Ayrton Productions
Not on display
Provenance (1)

The Matthiesen Gallery, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Matthiesen Gallery 1961. Purchased from the exhibition 'Michael Ayrton: the Icarus theme', 6-28 October 1961. Received 27 April 1962.

Bibliography (6)

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 9 (illus.).

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 46. 61

Hal Missingham (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly (vol. 4, no. 3), 'Acquisitions for 1962', Sydney, Apr 1963, 142, 143 (illus.).

Bryan Robertson, Motif 7, 'Ayrton and the theme of Icarus', pg. 34-44, London, Summer 1961, 44 (illus.).

Charles Spencer, Zygos, 'Michael Ayrton and Icarus', Athens, Summer 1962, 19.

The Matthiesen Gallery, Michael Ayrton: the Icarus theme, London, 1961. 5?

Exhibition history (3)

Michael Ayrton: the Icarus theme, The Matthiesen Gallery, London, 06 Oct 1961–28 Oct 1961

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1961, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Apr 1962–25 May 1962

18 British Paintings from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, Jun 1965–Jul 1965