An image of Study for 'Clouds of witness'

James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Study for 'Clouds of witness'

Other titles:
Study of male figure
Location
Not on display
Further information

This is a rare study for the central male figure of the middle panel of a triptych, painted thirteen years after the drawing. Male figures in Gleeson's paintings from the 1950s and 60s were generally based on photographs in physical culture magazines, rather than on studies from life.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 55.

Year
1953
Media
Drawing
Medium
pen and black ink on violet/grey wash
Dimensions
25.4 x 18.3 cm sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Dated l.r., pen and black ink "10.9.53".

Credit
Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1993
Accession number
201.1993
Copyright
© Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation