An image of Studies for 'Fête Champêtre, a lethal regulation' (Two reclining female figures)

James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Studies for 'Fête Champêtre, a lethal regulation' (Two reclining female figures)

Location
Not on display
Further information

These studies for 'Fête Champêtre, a lethal regulation' reveal Glesson's command over the drawing of male and female figures from life. The Australian poet Roland Robinson (1912-92) posed for the monochrome study of two male figures. A fête champêtre (which translates as a festival or celebration in the countryside) is an archetypal genre subject. One of the earliest and best known is Titian's 'Concert champêtre' circa 1510, in the Louvre, Paris (formerly attributed to Giorgione).

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 37.

Place of origin
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Year
1944
Media
Drawing
Medium
pencil, squared
Dimensions
37.9 x 53.3 cm sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1993
Accession number
127.1993
Copyright
© Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation