Study for 'A guarded beach'
21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008
It is these drawings over which Gleeson places a gridded sheet of Perspex in order to transfer the image onto canvas. Therefore they are more than merely preliminary studies, but are the basis for, or final design for each painting.
Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2001
charcoal, collage on white wove paper
38.0 x 51.5 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "Gleeson 23.3.97".
Gift of the artist 2001
Not on display
Referenced in 1 publication
Charles Nodrum., James Gleeson: The sea, 'James Gleeson: the sea', Richmond, 2003. cat.no. 7; this is the final painting from which the gallery's drawing is a study