John BRACK, Study for the painting and the lithograph 'Arabesque' Enlarge 1 /1


East Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia 1920 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1999

Study for the painting and the lithograph 'Arabesque' [Study for Arabesque] 1973 Title Notes: Original invoice (file 72/1541 f80) gives title "Study for Arabesque". However, the fuller title "Study for the the painting and the lithograph 'Arabesque' " allocated by NGA is preferred as more accurately linking the drawing to the derivative painting and lithograph. Illustrated in Sasha Grishin: "The art of John Brack" (OUP1990), catalogue raisonne no. p183. The painting is illustrated in Sasha Grishin as catalogue raisonne no. o214. Acc. no. 80. 1467 is the derivative lithograph "Arabesque" of 1977 (4 years after the drawing).
Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, conté crayon; paper drawing in conté crayon Support: paper

Primary Insc: Signed and dated ower right on image in conté crayon, 'John Brack 73'.
Dimensions: image 50.8 h x 66.0 w cm sight 52.8 h x 67.8 w cm sheet 56.7 h x 72.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1974
Accession No: NGA 74.20
Image rights: © Helen Brack
  • Purchased by the Acquisition Committee of the future Australian National Gallery, from Rudy Komon Gallery, Sydney, March 1974.