Roy OPIE, Sweet, sweet [recto]; Sophisticate [verso] Enlarge 1 /2
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1909 – Paris, France 1968

  • France from 1960

Sweet, sweet [recto]
Sophisticate [verso]
1952 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in pen and ink and brush and ink [recto]; drawing in pen and ink and colour pencil [verso] Support: beige paper (sketchbook sheet)

Primary Insc: Signed and dated recto lower right in pen and black ink, 'Opie/ '52'. Titled recto in image centre right in pen and black ink, 'Sweet / Sweet'. Titled and inscribed verso in image centre left in pen and black ink, 'Sophisticate/(Theme)'.
Dimensions: image [recto] 37.0 h x 26.8 w cm image [verso] 34.0 h x 22.0 w cm sheet 37.4 h x 27.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.1104AB
Subject: Collection: The James Agapitos and Ray Wilson collection of Australian surrealist art, acquired, 2007. Australia, Art style: Surrealism
  • Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.
  • Agapitos/Wilson Collection, Sydney
  • Purchase by the National Gallery of Australia, of the Agapitos/Wilson Collection, from James Agapitos and Ray Wilson, Sydney, 2007