James CANT, The metal minotaur Enlarge 1 /1

James CANT

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1911 – Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 1982

  • England, Europe 1934-39
  • England 1949-55

The metal minotaur 24 February 1948 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in wax crayon and watercolour wash Support: white wove paper

Primary Insc: signed lower right in image in white crayon, 'CANT'. Dated lower right below image in black pencil, 'Feb 24 1948.'. not titled.
Dimensions: image 44.8 h x 61.0 w cm sheet 46.6 h x 63.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.939
Subject: Collection: The James Agapitos and Ray Wilson collection of Australian surrealist art, acquired, 2007. Australia, Art style: Surrealism
Image rights: © James Cant. Licensed by Viscopy
Provenance:
  • Collection of Malcolm Otton, a friend of James and Dora Cant.
  • Stephanie Burns, Canberra
  • Agapitos/Wilson Collection, Sydney
  • Purchase by the National Gallery of Australia, of the Agapitos/Wilson Collection, from James Agapitos and Ray Wilson, Sydney, 2007