James GLEESON, Study for painting 'Facades' 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

Study for painting 'Facades' [Study for 'Images of spring disguised in lethal attitudes of duty' (see Notes)] c.1950 Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in pen and ink, brush and ink and gouache Support: cream paper (sketchbook sheet)

Primary Insc: signed lower centre in pen and black ink, 'Gleeson'. not dated. Titled verso lower edge in black pencil, 'Study for 'Facades' '.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, '16'.
Dimensions: image 14.8 h x 10.2 w cm sheet 17.9 h x 12.9 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.1141
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.