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Title

Study of a desiccated horse

(1956)

Artist

Albert Tucker

Australia

29 Dec 1914 - 23 Oct 1999

  • 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
    Copyright
    © Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation. Courtesy of Smith & Singer Fine Art

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    Albert Tucker

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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