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

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

not titled [20 various small sketches, including construction of dowel and balls, [18] recto and [2] verso]. 1947
Collection Title: Sketchbook, mid-late 1947, London.
Page: leaf 8
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: Dated verso lower left in black pencil, '20/8/47'. Inscribed verso upper left in black pencil, '[science ???] [underlined] / after seeing models of atom - crystals etc, [indistinguishable] / structures, feel more convinced than ever that / my abstract idea of volume forms a complete / relativity with Nature generally - / [underline] / ------- The conception of various / woods, metals materials, (in Space) [indistinguishable, stricken through] (idea / of crystal structure models) Tremendous / field for experiement - '. Inscribed verso centre left beside sketch in black pencil, 'wood coloured / + / wire'. Inscribed verso lower left enclosed within rectangular border in black pencil, 'feel very stimulated to build model ship / Royal yacht. / Base carving or Ship Form [enclosed within circle]. Which I know well. [underlined]'.
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 76.1255.10.8
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from the artist, Sydney, 1976.