James GLEESON, not titled [Working study for painting 'Spain']. 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

not titled [Working study for painting 'Spain']. (1950) Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in pen and black ink and black pencil Support: paper with pencil grid

Primary Insc: signed lower left in black pencil: 'J. G.'. not dated. not titled. inscribed on left and right edges in red ink, ''sky-lemon yellow... clouds lilac'. Black hills in cold blue. Foreground hills in umber. Lakes in greens and lemon yellow. Woman in pale violet with opal flashes. Man in mosaic. Shading from flesh at feet to dark grey at head'. inscribed in black pencil on lower edge, 'serpent & foliage / surrounded by a bed of flowers'.
Dimensions: image 34.0 h x 23.6 w cm sheet 37.5 h x 27.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.1010
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.