recto: Theatre verso: Study for 'The hanged man'
29 Dec 1914 - 23 Oct 1999
Most of Albert Tucker's drawings are closely linked to paintings and it is partly because of this relationship that they are made using the most painterly of media - watercolour, gouache and pastel. Tucker's grim vision of city life in Australia during the Second World War is forcefully expressed in this vigorous and expressive work.
Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000
former verso: The Hanged man
black ink, watercolour, gouache on cream wove paper
26.3 x 37.7 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated u.r., blue gouache "Tucker Sept 1943".
Not on display
© The Estate of Barbara Tucker. Courtesy of Sotheby's Australia
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Albert Tucker; the mythologies and images:
Everyday Life, prints, drawings and watercolours from the collections of Australian and European Art:
Australian watercolours 1880s to 1990s:
Albert Tucker: promised gifts from the Estate, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Jan 2007–11 Mar 2007
Referenced in 5 publications
Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian watercolours 1880s to 1990s, 'Introduction: Painting in watercolour', pg. 8-16, Sydney, 1995, cover (colour illus.), 13, 72 (colour illus.), 121. cat.no. 61; The colour illustration appearing on the cover is a detail of the image.
Hendrik Kolenberg, Everyday life: prints drawings and watercolours from the collections of Australian and European art, Sydney, 1994. cat.no. 84
Dr Juliette Peers, 1940s Melbourne: Photographs by Albert Tucker, 'Et in Arcady ego: Mapping Melbourne Culture with Albert Tucker's Photography', pg.9-36, Victoria, 2009, 26 (colour illus.).
Lauraine Diggins, Albert Tucker; the mythologies and images, Sydney, 1990, 17 (colour illus.). cat.no. 11
Natalie Wilson, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Out of Melbourne: realisms and mythologies', pg. 163-164, Sydney, 2000, 178 (colour illus.), 302.