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Title

Study for 'Primavera'

1953

Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008

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  • Details

    Other Title
    (Naked girl sewing her abdomen)
    Date
    1953
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    black and brown conté
    Dimensions
    29.0 x 21.6 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1993
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    214.1993
    Copyright
    © Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation

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    James Gleeson

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    Works in the collection

    501

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  • About

    The figure in this drawing is embroidering her abdomen with a flower. Gleeson developed this further in the painting 'Primavera' in which the figure of Spring, enveloped by branches, has an embroidered torso. There are three additional studies for 'Primavera' in the AGNSW collection.

    Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 53.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

    • Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 53 (colour illus.). cat.no. 15

    • Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Revealing drawings: ideas that were turned into monumenal paintings', pg. 22-26, Sydney, Mar 2003, 25 (colour illus.).

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