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Title

Sketchbook 1

1940s-1989

Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008

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Alternate image of Sketchbook 1 by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook 1 by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook 1 by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook 1 by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook 1 by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook 1 by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook 1 by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook 1 by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook 1 by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook 1 by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook 1 by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook 1 by James Gleeson
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Alternate image of Sketchbook 1 by James Gleeson
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Alternate image of Sketchbook 1 by James Gleeson
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Alternate image of Sketchbook 1 by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook 1 by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook 1 by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook 1 by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook 1 by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook 1 by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook 1 by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook 1 by James Gleeson
Alternate image of Sketchbook 1 by James Gleeson
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Alternate image of Sketchbook 1 by James Gleeson
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  • Details

    Date
    1940s-1989
    Media categories
    Sketchbook , Drawing
    Materials used
    bound sketchbook: 77 leaves, 77 drawings, mixed media
    Dimensions
    11.4 x 17.7 cm leaf; 11.4 x 18.0 x 1.3 cm book closed; 11.4 x 36.2 cm book open
    Signature & date

    Not signed.
    Dated l.r. page 97, pencil "3.7.87".
    Dated l.r. page 99, pencil "8.7.87".
    Dated l.r. page 101, pencil "22.3.89".
    Dated l.r. page 103, pencil "23.3.89".
    Dated l.l. page 105, pencil "1.4.89".
    Dated l.l. page 107, pencil "2.4.89".
    Dated l.r. page 109, pencil "4.4.89".
    Dated l.r. page 111, pencil "5.4.89".
    Dated l.r. page 113, pen and brown ink "7.4.89".
    Dated l.r. page 115, pencil "7.4.89".
    Dated l.l. page 117, pencil "7.4.89".
    Dated l.r. page 119, pencil "10.4.89".
    Dated l.r. page 121, pencil"11.4.89".
    Dated l.r. page 123, pencil "11.4.89".
    Dated l.l. page 125, pencil "12.4.89".
    Dated l.r. page 127, pencil "13.4.89".
    Dated l.r. page 129, pencil "13.4.89".
    Dated l.r. page 131, pencil "14.4.89".
    Dated l.r. page 133, pencil "15.4.89".
    Dated l.r. page 135, pencil "16.4.89".
    Dated l.l. page 137, pencil "17.4.89".
    Dated l.r. page 139, pencil "18.4.89".
    Dated l.r. page 141, pencil "19.4.89".
    Dated l.l. page 143, pencil "19.4.89".
    Dated l.r. page 145, pencil "20.4.89".
    Dated l.r. page 147, pencil "21.4.89".
    Dated l.r. page 149, pen and brown ink "22.4.89".
    Dated l.r. page 151, pencil "22.4.89".
    Dated l.r. page 153, pencil "22.4.89".

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2002
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    283.2002.a-yyy
    Copyright
    Estate of James Gleeson

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  • About

    The drawings in this sketchbook are the basis for the larger drawings in charcoal and collage which in turn are the basis for Gleeson's monumental paintings of the 1980s and 1990s. They are miniature versions of the paintings, often little altered in design or mood from these small drawings.

    © Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2002

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 69 (colour illus., page 3), 70 (colour illus., page 67), 72 (colour illus., page 69 [35]), 105 (illus., page 89 [45]).

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