An image of Study of a desiccated horse

Albert Tucker

(Australia 29 Dec 1914 – 23 Oct 1999)

Study of a desiccated horse

Location
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.

Year
(1956)
Media
Drawing
Medium
black fibre-tipped pen
Dimensions
16.3 x 22.0 cm sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of the Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation 2017
Accession number
231.2017
Copyright
© Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation. Courtesy of Sotheby's Australia