An image of Sketchbook 2An image of Sketchbook 2

James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Sketchbook 2

Location
Not on display
Further information

The drawings in this sketchbook are the basis for the larger drawings in charcoal and collage which in turn are the basis for Gleeson's monumental paintings of the 1980s and 1990s. They are miniature versions of the paintings, often little altered in design or mood from these small drawings.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2002

Year
1986-1989
Media
Sketchbook, Drawing
Medium
bound sketchbook: 70 leaves, 70 drawings, mixed media
Dimensions
20.2 x 12.7 cm leaf; 20.9 x 13.1 x 1.0 cm book closed; 20.9 x 26.8 cm book open
Signature & date

Signed and dated u.r. page 27, black fibre-tipped pen "Gleeson 9.1.87".
Dated c.r. page 1, black fibre-tipped pen "29.6.86".
Dated u.r. page 3, black fibre-tipped pen "30.6.86".
Dated l.r. corner page 5, black fibre-tipped pen "1.7.86".
Dated l.r. page 7, black fibre-tipped pen "2.7.86".
Dated l.r. page 9, black fibre-tipped pen "3.7.86".
Dated u.r. page 11, black fibre-tipped pen "4.7.86".
Dated u.r. page 13, black fibre-tipped pen "14.7.86".
Dated l.r. page 15, black fibre-tipped pen "15.7.86".
Dated l.r. page 17, pencil "18.7.86".
Dated l.r. page 19, pencil "29.8.86".
Dated c.r. page 21, pencil "23.9.86".

Credit
Gift of the artist 2002
Accession number
284.2002.a-aaaa
Copyright
© Gleeson O'Keefe Foundation