Study for 'The riddle of the clouds'
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, paper collage on white wove paper
30.9 x 45.8 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., charcoal "Gleeson 5.7.99".
Gift of the artist 2001
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Apr 2003–15 Jun 2003
Referenced in 1 publication
Unknown and Unknown, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 121 (colour illus.). cat.no. 58