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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 1916 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1972

  • England 1952-63

not titled [sketchbook comprising sketches of the Ballets Russes in Australia] August 1940 Description: comprises stitch-bound sketchbook, remnants of black vinyl backing on spine and rear cover | 230 sketches on 121pp executed in blue ballpoint pen, pen and black ink and black ink wash | sketches portray the Ballets Russes troupe on their final Australian tour in 1940
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, sketchbooks, ink; paper drawings in blue ballpointpen and pen and black ink; additions in black ink wash Support: thin smooth cream wove paper sheets
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.

Primary Insc: not signed. Dated upper right on facing page of interior cover in pen and black ink, 'August 1940'. Titled upper right on facing page of interior cover in pen and black ink, 'Ballets Russes - '.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: book (closed) 23.0 h x 18.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Edward Simpson in memory of Caroline Simpson OAM 2014. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession No: NGA 2014.949.1
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Edward Simpson, Sydney, 2014.