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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 [Earth and sky]. c.1949 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in pen and ink and brush and ink wash Support: white wove paper

Primary Insc: signed lower right in image in black ink, 'J Gleeson'. not dated. not titled. inscribed in image in black ink, 'at times the Earth / stretched against the sky seemed like / the Brown Body of a naked youth / and / the sky / wanton sky threw off her cloudy / robes to lie with/ him'.
Dimensions: image 13.5 h x 18.2 w cm sheet 13.5 h x 18.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.989
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.