(Australia 29 Dec 1914 – 23 Oct 1999)
Study of a desiccated horse
- Not on display
- Further information
During the mid 1950s, towards the end of a ten year period in Europe, Tucker's interest in Australian subject matter was rekindled by seeing fellow artist Sidney Nolan's recent work. In 1954 the two artists held a joint exhibition at the Foreign Press Club in Rome, where Nolan's carcase paintings made a deep impression, as did the black and white photographs he showed Tucker of the drought in Australia. Inspired by those images, Tucker created a series of drawings including this one – as part of his working process toward making paintings, including the extraordinary 'Apocalyptic horse' 1956.
- black fibre-tipped pen
- 16.3 x 22.0 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of the Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation 2017
- Accession number
- © Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation. Courtesy of Sotheby's Australia