Arthur BOYD

Murrumbeena, Victoria, Australia 1920 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1999

  • England, Australia, Italy from 1959

The drifting continent 1978 or 1979
Collection Title: Illustrations for Hope, A.D. The drifting continent and other poems. Canberra, Brindabella Press, 1979
Place made: Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in brush and black ink wash Support: medium-weight glossy off-white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.

Primary Insc: signed lower right in black fibre-tipped pen, 'AB'. not dated.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper centre in black pencil, 'The Drifting Continent'. Inscribed verso upper right in red pencil, '18 [circled]'. Inscribed verso upper right in red pencil, 'p 43'. Inscribed verso centre left in black pencil, '[upward pointing arrow]'. Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, '1 [circled]'. Incribed verso upper centre on rectangular white self-adhering label with typewriter, 'THE DRIFTING CONTINEHT [sic] - - Boyd / No. 18 / Reduce to 75% / Halftone only, or line & tone?'
Dimensions: paper 23.5 h x 16.4 w cm sheet 24.8 h x 16.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist, 1981.
Accession No: NGA 81.2165
Image rights: Reproduced with the permission of Bundanon Trust
  • Gift to the Australian National gallery, from the artist, Canberra, July 1981.