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

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

On the destruction of the face as authentic phenomenon 1939 Materials & Technique: drawings, ink; paper drawing in pen and ink and brush Support: cream paper (sketchbook sheet)

Primary Insc: signed lower centre in pen and black ink 'James Gleeson'. not dated. Titled lower centre in pen and black ink 'On the destruction/of the FACEas/authentic phenomenon'.
Dimensions: image 36.2 h x 26.8 w cm sheet 36.6 h x 26.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1990
Accession No: NGA 90.1400
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Giselle Bellew, Paris, November 1990.