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The hunter II (The flood)

incorrectly inscribed 1945 (1944)


Arthur Boyd

Australia, England

24 Jul 1920 - 24 Apr 1999


Other Titles

The flood; The forest

The Hunter


incorrectly inscribed 1945 (1944)

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Materials used

oil on canvas on plywood


99.6 x 91.5 cm board; 104.3 x 96.4 x 3.5 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. corner, grey oil "A Boyd 45 [sic]".


Gift of Arthur Boyd and the Museum of Modern Art and Design of Australia 1972

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Artist information

Arthur Boyd

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Works in the collection


Shown in 10 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 11 publications


Christine Dixon and Terry Smith, Aspects of Australian figurative painting 1942-1962: dreams, fears and desires, Sydney, 1984, 17 (illus.).

Richard Haese, Rebels and precursors : the revolutionary years of Australian art, Ringwood, 1981, 210-211, 270.

Janet McKenzie, Arthur Boyd: Art and life, London, 2000, 42 (colour illus.), 43, 62.

Charles Merewether, Art and social commitment: an end to the city of dreams 1931-1948, Sydney, 1984, 162 (illus.).

James Mollison, Art and Australia, 'Arthur Boyd', pg. 114-123, Sydney, Sep 1965, 119 (illus.).

Barry Pearce and Patrick McCaughey, Twentieth century Australian masterworks from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Fred Williams Pilbara Series, Tokyo, 1985, 42 (colour illus.). 23

Barry Pearce, Arthur Boyd retrospective, Sydney, 1993, 61 (illus. colour). Cat. no. 43

Franz Philipp, Arthur Boyd, London, 1967, 40 (colour illus.). 2.37, plate no. XI; dated 1944

John Reed, Australian landscape painting, Victoria, 1965, 1, 19 (illus.).

John Reed and Max Harris (Editors), Angry Penguins, Melbourne, 1945, 121 (illus.). titled 'The Forest'

Rebels and precursors: Aspects of painting in Melbourne 1937-47, 'This exhibition is dedicated to the late Basil Burdett, one-time art critic of the Melbourne "Herald"', pg. 3-6, Victoria, 1968, 5, 8. 39; titled 'The Hunter' 1944; Collection of Museum of Modern Art of Australia