James GLEESON, not titled [My dream]. 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 [My dream]. 1939 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in pen and ink, brush and ink, gouache and metallic paint Support: thick cream cardboard

Primary Insc: signed lower left in gouache in image, 'Gleeson'. not dated. not titled. inscribed in image in black ink, text of prose poem, 'My Dream'.
Dimensions: image 35.6 h x 25.7 w cm sheet 35.6 h x 25.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.1053
Subject: Collection: The James Agapitos and Ray Wilson collection of Australian surrealist art, acquired, 2007. Australia, Art style: Surrealism
  • Collection of Robert Noel Bentley / Ben Ezra;.
  • By descent, to a private collection, Canada.
  • Purchased by the Agapitos/Wilson Collection, from Sotheby's Australia, 2000;
  • From the auction, 'Fine Australian and International Paintings', Melbourne: Sotheby's Australia, 28 November 2000, lot 127 (illustrated).
  • 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.