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Grahame KING

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1915 – 2008

  • England 1947-51
  • England, United States of America 1967-70

Sketchbook with abstract compositional studies and sketches of figures 1958-1959 Description: Spiral-bound Spirax No. 579 sketchbook, containing [10] leaves with [10] compositions | additional sheet inserted within.
Materials & Technique: drawings, sketchbooks, drawings in pen and black ink, black pencil, charcoal and watercolour Support: thin smooth off-white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: printed centre on cover, 'SPI RAX / No. 579 SKETCH BOOK'.

Primary Insc: Signed and dated front cover lower right in black pencil, 'Grahame King / '58. '59'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed front cover upper left in black pencil, 'GK00247'.
Dimensions: book (closed) 27.2 h x 37.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Inge King 201. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession No: NGA 2012.1016
  • With the artist until his death in 2008.
  • By descent to Inge King, the artist's widow.
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Inge King, Melbourne, August 2012.