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Charles BUSH

Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia 1919 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1989

  • UK, Europe 1950-51
  • China 1956
  • UK, Europe, Egypt, Mexico, USA since 1961

Triumphant angel motif [recto and verso] 1966 Place made: North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in pen and ink, black pencil and gouache [recto]; drawing in black pencil [verso] Support: paper sheet folded in half

Primary Insc: Signed and dated recto lower right, 'Bush 66'. Titled and inscribed recto upper left in pen and black ink, 'Triumphant Angel Motif / for / John Reid'.
Dimensions: image (recto) 47.4 h x 15.0 w cm image (verso) 47.7 h x 20.4 w cm sheet (folded) 56.0 h x 38.2 w cm sheet (open) 56.0 h x 76.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of June Davies, from the collection of Charles Bush 1993
Accession No: NGA 93.1339AB
  • With the artist until his death in 1989.
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from June Davies, Melbourne, August 1993.
  • June Davies with artist friends Charles Bush (1919-1989) and his companion Phyl Waterhouse (1917-1989) established Leveson Street Gallery, Melbourne, in 1962.