Study of a desiccated horse
29 Dec 1914 - 23 Oct 1999
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.
black fibre-tipped pen
16.3 x 22.0 cm sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of the Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation 2017
Not on display
© Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation. Courtesy of Sotheby's Australia
Shown in 1 exhibition
Albert Tucker: promised gifts from the Estate, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Jan 2007–11 Mar 2007