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Title

Study for 'Clouds of witness'

1953

Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008

  • Details

    Other Title
    Study of male figure
    Date
    1953
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    pen and black ink on violet/grey wash
    Dimensions
    25.4 x 18.3 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Dated l.r., pen and black ink "10.9.53".

    Credit
    Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1993
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    201.1993
    Copyright
    © Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation

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    This is a rare study for the central male figure of the middle panel of a triptych, painted thirteen years after the drawing. Male figures in Gleeson's paintings from the 1950s and 60s were generally based on photographs in physical culture magazines, rather than on studies from life.

    Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 55.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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