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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

not titled [Design for a 5 penny postage stamp, mining theme]. 1961 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, watercolours, watercolour and gouache Support: paper

Primary Insc: Signed lower left of image in pen and black ink 'CB'. Signed and dated lower right outside image 'Bush 61'. Dated lower left in black pencil '11/12/61'. Inscribed lower left in black pencil 'Rough for Mining'. Inscribed centre right as part of image 'MINING'. Inscribed lower right as part of image '5D'.
Dimensions: image 32.2 h x 26.0 w cm sheet 55.8 h x 38.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of June Davies, from the collection of Charles Bush 1993
Accession No: NGA 93.1347
Provenance:
  • 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.