Robert KLIPPEL, not titled [2 sketches, including abstraction of buffalo head and personal inscriptions, [0] recto and [2] verso]. Enlarge 1 /2
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Robert KLIPPEL

Potts Point, New South Wales, Australia 1920 – Sydney, Australia 2001

  • England, France 1947-50
  • USA 1957-63, 1966-67

not titled [2 sketches, including abstraction of buffalo head and personal inscriptions, [0] recto and [2] verso]. 1947
Collection Title: Sketchbook, mid-late 1947, London.
Page: leaf 1
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: drawings, sketchbooks, graphite; paper drawing in black pencil Support: thin smooth cream wove cartridge paper.
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.

Primary Insc: Inscribed recto upper left in black pencil, 'Wood Carving african art / Benin - Ivory + Bronzes. / Pottery Heads from Nigeria / Bronze / South Sea [enclosed within circle] / [underline] / ancient Mexican / - / Mozaices. - Masks - Beautiful [indistigushable] / Figures / [underline] / Peruvian Pottery / [underline] / Ja[p] Porcelain T / Laquer [sic] work + [Boxes] / [underline] / Chinese Porcelain / [ware] / Pottery figures / Jade / Bronzes / [underline] Etruscan Bronzes.'. Inscribed verso upper centre in black pencil, 'Cheese'. Inscribed verso upper right in black pencil, 'Buffalo Heads.'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: leaf 17.6 h x 12.2 w cm cover 17.6 h x 12.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.1255.10.1
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from the artist, Sydney, 1976.