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Brighton, England born 1939

  • Australia from 1972

Painting book XLV [45] Grey days 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 XLV [45] Grey days, Perth, 2001.
Place made: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, sketchbooks, drawings in colour inks (Liquid Spectrum Inks) and synthetic polymer paint 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 left in black pencil, 'Brian Blanchflower / 9/6/2001 - 7/7/2001'. Titled page 1 upper left in black pencil, '"Grey Days" [underlined]'. Inscribed upper spine in metallic silver marker, 'XLV [vertically along spine]'. Inscribed front cover verso upper left in black pencil, 'XLV [lines above and below text]'. Inscribed page 1 lower left in black pencil, '53 Paintings'. Inscribed page 1 lower right in black pencil, '(Liquid Spectrum)'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed back cover verso lower left in black pencil, '2013.4453 [vertically along margin]'.
Dimensions: book (closed) 21.7 h x 27.0 w x 2.0 d cm book (open) 21.7 h x 53.0 w x 2.1 d cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist 2013. 100 Works for 100 Years.
Accession No: NGA 2013.4453
Subject: Australia, Book arts: Illustrated book
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Brian Blanchflower, Perth, 2013.