Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia 1915 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2008

  • England, Europe 1947-49
  • Europe, United States of America 1958-59

Study used in painting 'Pretext of accident' 1936 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; paper drawing in black pencil Support: cream paper

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower left in black pencil, 'James Gleeson 1936'. Titled verso lower left in black pencil, 'Study used in 'Pretext of Accident' '.
Dimensions: image 32.0 h x 52.4 w cm sheet 38.2 h x 55.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.1014
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.