James GLEESON, The often awake monument Enlarge 1 /1


Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia 1915 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2008

  • England, Europe 1947-49
  • Europe, United States of America 1958-59

The often awake monument 1939 Title Notes: Poem drawing
Materials & Technique: drawings, ink; paper drawing in pen and ink and brush Support: cream paper (sketchbook sheet)

Primary Insc: signed lower right in pen and black ink 'James Gleeson'. not dated. Titled and inscribed lower left in pen and black ink 'The Often Awake/ Monument/ a poem'.
Dimensions: image 36.2 h x 26.7 w cm sheet 36.4 h x 26.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.112.184
Subject: Australia, Art style: Surrealism
  • Purchased by the Australian National gallery, from Frank O’Keefe, Sydney, March 1976.