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Title

Baby (Study for 'The idle hour')

(1933)

Artist

Arthur Murch

Australia

08 Jul 1902 – 23 Sep 1989

  • Details

    Date
    (1933)
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    pencil, sanguine on paper
    Dimensions
    37.0 x 50.5 cm sheet (irreg.)
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Michelle and John Murch 2016
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    230.2016
    Copyright
    © Murch Family/Copyright Agency

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    Artist information
    Arthur Murch

    Works in the collection

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    This is a study for the infant in a painting by Arthur Murch in the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection ‘The idle hour’ 1933, purchased in 1933 (accession no. 873). The reverse orientation of the figure and numerous holes in the paper, suggest it was used as a cartoon for the final work.

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