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Brian BLANCHFLOWER

Brighton, England born 1939

  • Australia from 1972

Painting book III [3] The cosmic man[illegible] 1985-86 Description: Hardbound sketchbook with black semi-gloss acrylic-coated cover, containing multiple colour studies by Brian Blanchflower.

Collection Title: Blanchflower, Brian. Painting book III [3] The cosmic man[illegible], Perth, 1985-86.
Place made: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, sketchbooks, drawings in colour inks and synthetic polymer paint Support: sketchbook containing sheets of thin smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.

Primary Insc: Signed page 1 lower centre in black pencil, 'Brian Blanchflower.'. Dated page 1 upper centre in black pencil, '19.28.12.85 / - 6.3.86 [encircled]'. Titled page 1 centre in black pencil, '"The [underlined] / Cosmic [underlined] / Man[illegible] [underlined]" [underlined]'. Inscribed centre spine in metallic silver marker, 'III [vertically along spine]'. Inscribed page 1 lower left to lower right in black pencil, '7.3.86 [underlined] - "Goddess [underlined] / - 29.5.86 [underlined] Fantasy" [underlined]'. Inscribed front cover verso lower centre in black pencil, 'Maylands, W.A. [encircled]'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: book (closed) 21.7 h x 14.6 w x 2.3 d cm book (open) 21.6 h x 26.9 w x 2.7 d cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist 2013. 100 Works for 100 Years.
Accession No: NGA 2013.4411
Subject: Australia, Book arts: Illustrated book
Provenance:
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Brian Blanchflower, Perth, 2013.