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Brighton, England born 1939

  • Australia from 1972

Painting book XL [40] Human stains 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 XL [40] Human stains, Perth, 2001.
Place made: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, sketchbooks, drawings in colour inks (Liquid Specturm Ink and Quink) 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 / 21.2.2001 - 16.3.2001'. Titled page 1 upper centre in black pencil, '"Human Stains" [underlined]'. Inscribed upper spine in metallic silver marker, 'XL [vertically along spine]'. Inscribed front cover verso upper left in black pencil, 'XL [lines above and below text]'. Inscribed page 1 lower left in black pencil, '92 Paintings.'. Inscribed page 1 lower right in black pencil, 'Liq. Spectrum/Quink/Matisse / Mic. acrylic'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: book (closed) 21.7 h x 15.2 w x 1.6 d cm book (open) 21.7 h x 29.5 w x 1.9 d cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist 2013. 100 Works for 100 Years.
Accession No: NGA 2013.4448
Subject: Australia, Book arts: Illustrated book
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Brian Blanchflower, Perth, 2013.