Study for 'The chrysalis dreams of empire'
21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008
'... a chrysalis, you know those shapes, they're so passive really, I imagine one dreaming of empire, being master of the universe!', James Gleeson 27 August 2002.
The first study for this drawing is in the AGNSW's Gleeson 'Sketchbook 3'.
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 99.
charcoal, paper collage on white wove paper
37.8 x 51.2 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "Gleeson 19.7.91".
Gift of the artist 2001
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Apr 2003–15 Jun 2003
Referenced in 1 publication
James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 98 (colour illus.), 99. cat.no. 44