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
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.).
Look, 'James Gleeson', pg. 11, Sydney, Feb 2007, 11. Photograph of James Gleeson with 'The Ubu diptych'.
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.).
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.