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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 1918 – 1999

  • France, England 1948-52

Clochards, Paris [recto]
(Two figures) [verso]
1949 Place made: Paris, Île-de-France, Ville de Paris department, France
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in black pencil, gouache and watercolour [recto]; drawing in black pencil, brush and ink and watercolour [verso] Support: white wove paper

Primary Insc: Signed lower left in pen and black ink, 'James V Wigley'. Inscribed lower right in pen and black ink, ' Clochards, Paris / 1949 [originally dated 1947, overwritten in brown pen and black ink]'. Inscribed and crossed out lower left in pen and black ink, 'Paris Besers'.
Dimensions: sheet (irregular) 14.0 h x 13.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2001
Accession No: NGA 2001.59AB
  • With the artist until his death in 1999.
  • By by descent to the artists family.
  • Purchased by the National gallery of Australia, from Bridget McDonnell Gallery, Melbourne, April 2001.