James GLEESON, Study for a small painting 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 a small painting [Study for "The entombment" (see Notes)] c.1950 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, watercolours, drawing in pen and ink, brush and ink and gouache Support: paper

Primary Insc: signed lower left in pen and black ink, 'JG'. not dated. Titled verso lower left in black pencil, 'Study for a small painting'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, '29'.
Dimensions: image 21.5 h x 12.8 w cm sheet 21.5 h x 12.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.1017
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.