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Title

Study of a desiccated horse

(1956)


Artist

Albert Tucker

Australia

29 Dec 1914 - 23 Oct 1999


About

During the mid 1950s, towards the end of a ten year period in Europe, Tucker's interest in Australian subject matter was rekindled by seeing fellow artist Sidney Nolan's recent work. In 1954 the two artists held a joint exhibition at the Foreign Press Club in Rome, where Nolan's carcase paintings made a deep impression, as did the black and white photographs he showed Tucker of the drought in Australia. Inspired by those images, Tucker created a series of drawings including this one – as part of his working process toward making paintings, including the extraordinary 'Apocalyptic horse' 1956.


Details


Date

(1956)


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

black fibre-tipped pen


Dimensions

16.3 x 22.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of the Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation 2017


Location

Not on display


Accession number

231.2017


Artist information

Albert Tucker

Artist profile

Works in the collection

87


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history