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Brian BLANCHFLOWER

Brighton, England born 1939

  • Australia from 1972

Painting book XXXIX [39] Dying/death/afterdeath 2001 Description: Hardbound sketchbook with black matte acrylic-coated cover and gilt text on back cover lower centre, 'DALER-ROWNEY / 150 g/m² acid free cartridge paper', containing multiple colour studies by Brian Blanchflower.

Collection Title: Blanchflower, Brian. Painting book XXXIX [39] Dying/death/afterdeath, Perth, 2001.
Place made: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, sketchbooks, drawings in colour inks (Liquid Specturm Ink) and synthetic polymer paint (Matisse acrylic) Support: sketchbook containing sheets of thin smooth cream wove Daler-Rowney 150g/m² acid free cartridge paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.

Primary Insc: Signed and dated page 1 upper centre in black pencil, 'Brian Blanchflower. / 16.1.2001 - 14.2.2001'. Titled page 1 upper centre in black pencil, '"Dying/Death/Afterdeath"'. Inscribed upper spine in metallic silver marker, 'XXXIX [vertically along spine]'. Inscribed front cover verso upper left in black pencil, 'XXXIX [lines above and below text]'. Inscribed page 1 lower left in black pencil, '88 Paintings'. Inscribed page 1 lower right in black pencil, '- Liquid Spectrum/Spectrum Inks/ 'Matisse' / acrylic'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: book (closed) 30.3 h x 21.4 w x 1.8 d cm book (open) 30.3 h x 41.4 w x 2.1 d cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist 2013. 100 Works for 100 Years.
Accession No: NGA 2013.4447
Subject: Australia, Book arts: Illustrated book
Provenance:
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Brian Blanchflower, Perth, 2013.