William DOBELL, Sketchbook mainly of quick figure sketches and abstract forms in Australia (Sketchbook 23) Enlarge 1 /2
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William DOBELL

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia 1899 – Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia 1970

  • England, Europe 1929-38

Sketchbook mainly of quick figure sketches and abstract forms in Australia (Sketchbook 23) (1959-60) Description: [93] leaves with [34] compositions on [34] leaves (cardboard cover)

Collection Title: Sketchbook mainly of quick figure sketches and abstract forms in Australia (Sketchbook 23)
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, sketchbooks, graphite; ink; paper drawing in ballpoint pen, and black pencil Support: paper

Primary Insc: signed outside front cover lower centre in pen and black ink, 'W Dobell'. not dated.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed inside front cover upper centre in black pencil, 'Book 23'.
Dimensions: cover 22.6 h x 17.6 w cm sheet 22.6 h x 17.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Sir William Dobell Art Foundation 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.185.23.1-34
Image rights: With permission of Sir William Dobell Art Foundation.
Provenance:
  • In the possession of the artist at his death in 1970.
  • Collection of the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation.
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, Sydney, 1976.