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Title

Studies for 'Fête Champêtre, a lethal regulation' (Two reclining female figures)

1944

Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Sydney New South Wales Australia
    Date
    1944
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    pencil, squared
    Dimensions
    37.9 x 53.3 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1993
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    127.1993
    Copyright
    © Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation

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    These studies for 'Fête Champêtre, a lethal regulation' reveal Glesson's command over the drawing of male and female figures from life. The Australian poet Roland Robinson (1912-92) posed for the monochrome study of two male figures. A fête champêtre (which translates as a festival or celebration in the countryside) is an archetypal genre subject. One of the earliest and best known is Titian's 'Concert champêtre' circa 1510, in the Louvre, Paris (formerly attributed to Giorgione).

    Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 37.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Sydney

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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    Referenced in 1 publication

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