The Ubu diptych: Ubu regnant and The senior mandarin
21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008
diptych: oil on canvas
174.0 x 404.0 cm stretcher overall :
0 - Whole, 174 x 202 cm, dimensions of each panel/stretcher
0 - Whole, 181.3 x 210.8 x 6 cm, dimensions of each frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner left panel [part a], yellow oil "Gleeson '04".
Signed and dated l.l. corner right panel [part b], brown/black oil "Gleeson '04".
Signed c.r. verso left panel (part a), black fibre-tipped pen "... James Gleeson".
Signed c.r. verso right panel (part b), black fibre-tipped pen "... James Gleeson".
Purchased with funds provided by the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales 2005
Not on display
© Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Referenced in 4 publications
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 2006, 'Year in review: Australian art', pg. 20-22, Sydney, 2006, 6 (colour illus., detail), 20 (colour illus.).
Lou Klepac, Look, 'An astonishing creativity: Lou Klepac celebrates the work of James Gleeson at 90', pg. 20-23, Sydney, Nov 2005, 22, 23 (colour illus.).
Corrie Perkin (Editor), Gallery, 'Tribute to a great Australian artist', pg. 10, South Melbourne, Jan 2005-Feb 2005, 10 (colour illus.). Photograph of James Gleeson standing in front of 'The Ubu diptych: Ubu regnant and The senior mandarin' at the NGV exhibition 'James Gleeson: Beyond the screen of sight', in 2004.
Jill Sykes (Editor), Look, 'James Gleeson', pg. 11, Sydney, Feb 2007, 11. Photograph of James Gleeson with 'The Ubu diptych'.