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Title

Icarus drowned


Artist

Michael Ayrton

England

20 Feb 1921 - 16 Nov 1975


Details


Date

1960


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on plaster of paris on hardboard


Dimensions

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".


Credit

Purchased 1961


Location

Not on display


Accession number

OB1.1962


Artist information

Michael Ayrton

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Provenance


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.


Referenced in 6 publications

Bibliography


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. cat.no. 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. cat.no. 5?