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James GLEESON

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

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

not titled [five surreal male figure studies] c.1950 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in pen and ink, watercolour, wax crayon, gouache and varnish Support: white wove paper

Primary Insc: signed lower left in image in black ink, 'J. Gleeson'. not dated. not titled. inscribed lower centre in image in black ink, 'Mithra in the form of the Leontocephalic Kronos'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso in black ink, 'various studies'
Dimensions: image 22.3 h x 13.2 w cm sheet 22.3 h x 13.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.984
Subject: Collection: The James Agapitos and Ray Wilson collection of Australian surrealist art, acquired, 2007. Australia, Art style: Surrealism
Provenance:
  • Acquired by the Agapitos/Wilson Collection, from the artist, Sydney.
  • Agapitos/Wilson Collection, Sydney.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from James Agapitos and Ray Wilson, Sydney, August 2007, as part of the of the Agapitos/Wilson Collection of Australian Surrealist art.