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Brian BLANCHFLOWER

Brighton, England born 1939

  • Australia from 1972

Painting book I [1] The comet (is coming) 1979-84 Description: Hardbound sketchbook with black semi-gloss acrylic-coated cover, containing multiple colour studies by Brian Blanchflower.

Collection Title: Blanchflower, Brian. Painting book I [1] The comet (is coming), Perth, 1979-84.
Place made: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, sketchbooks, drawings in pen and black ink and felt-tipped pen and black ink Support: sketchbook containing sheets of thin smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.

Primary Insc: Signed front cover verso upper left in felt-tipped pen and black ink, 'Brian Blanchflower.'. Dated front cover verso upper right in black pencil, '79 [encircled]'. Dated page 1 upper centre in pen and black ink, 'Nov. 84'. Titled page 1 centre in pen and black ink, '"THE COMET / (IS COMING)"'. Inscribed front cover verso lower centre in black pencil, 'Black Book No.1. Perth.'. Inscribed centre spine in metallic silver marker, 'I [vertically along spine]'. Inscribed page 1 upper centre in felt-tipped pen and black ink, 'Drawings: [underlined] / June 84 -''. Inscribed page 1 upper right in black pencil, '1 [encircled]'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: book (closed) 21.7 h x 14.2 w x 1.8 d cm book (open) 21.6 h x 27.5 w x 2.3 d cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist 2013. 100 Works for 100 Years.
Accession No: NGA 2013.4409
Subject: Australia, Book arts: Illustrated book
Provenance:
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Brian Blanchflower, Perth, 2013.