An image of Study for 'Primavera'

James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Study for 'Primavera'

Other titles:
(Naked girl sewing her abdomen)
Location
Not on display
Further information

The figure in this drawing is embroidering her abdomen with a flower. Gleeson developed this further in the painting 'Primavera' in which the figure of Spring, enveloped by branches, has an embroidered torso. There are three additional studies for 'Primavera' in the AGNSW collection.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 53.

Year
1953
Media
Drawing
Medium
black and brown conté
Dimensions
29.0 x 21.6 cm sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1993
Accession number
214.1993
Copyright
© Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation