James GLEESON, A fantasy 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

A fantasy c.1950 Materials & Technique: drawings, ink; paper drawing in black ink Support: beige paper mounted on cardboard

Primary Insc: signed and titled lower left in pen and black ink, 'J. G. a Fantasy'. not dated.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed upper right corner of backing in black pencil, 'This corner / still attached'.
Dimensions: image 26.6 h x 9.7 w cm sheet 28.2 h x 13.0 w cm backing 29.9 h x 15.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.985
Subject: Collection: The James Agapitos and Ray Wilson collection of Australian surrealist art, acquired, 2007. Australia, Art style: Surrealism
  • 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.