(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)
Studies for 'Fête Champêtre, a lethal regulation' (Compositional study)
- 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
New South Wales,
- pencil, pen and black ink, chalk on brown paper on cardboard, squared
- 24.6 x 24.8 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1993
- Accession number
- © Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation