James GLEESON, Scheme for painting 'The island' 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

Scheme for painting 'The island' (1949) Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, charcoal; paper drawing in charcoal Support: paper

Primary Insc: signed lower left in pen and black ink 'J.G.'. not dated. Titled lower left in pen and black ink 'Scheme for 'The Island' '.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower centre in charcoal 'Scale = 1/3'.
Dimensions: image 10.2 h x 49.8 w cm sheet overall 37.3 h x 50.2 w cm sheet folded 24.2 h x 50.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.1007
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.