An image of Thames

Albert Tucker

(Australia 29 Dec 1914 – 23 Oct 1999)

Thames

Other titles:
Thames at Greenwich, Thames I
Location
Not on display
Further information

Albert Tucker, one of Australia’s most important post-war artists, helped reinvigorate and re-mythologise the Australian landscape through his modernist approach. Along with Sidney Nolan, Joy Hester, John Perceval and Arthur Boyd, he was part of the group of artists active at Heide, near Melbourne, in the 1940s and enjoyed the patronage of John and Sunday Reed. Tucker left Australia in 1947 and spent the next thirteen years travelling and painitng in Japan, England, Europe and the United States.

‘Thames’ is part of a series of paintings and drawings stemming from Tucker’s time in London and the Turner-like abstract influence on his depictions of the river Thames at the time.

Year
1957
Media
Painting
Medium
polyvinyl acetate, cardboard, hessian and sand on hardboard
Dimensions
66.4 x 128.8 cm sight; 77.5 x 140.0 x 3.8 cm frame
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. corner, brown synthetic polymer paint "Tucker 1957".

Credit
Gift of the Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation 2017
Accession number
197.2017
Copyright
© Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation. Courtesy of Sotheby's Australia