John OLSEN, The man sinks: Slessor's Five Bells Enlarge 1 /1


Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia born 1928

  • Europe 1956-60
  • Spain, Portugal 1965-67

The man sinks: Slessor's Five Bells 1972 Description: Study for a motif in Olsen's mural "Salute to five bells" for Sydney Opera House mural
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, ink; paper drawing in brush and colour inks Support: paper

Primary Insc: Signed, dated and inscribed lower right in ink, ' 'The Man Sinks' / Slessor 5 Bells / John Olsen 72'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper left in blue ballpoint pen, 'A2166'.
Dimensions: sheet 59.6 h x 75.3 w cm image 50.2 h x 54.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.677
Image rights: © John Olsen. Licensed by Viscopy
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney, 1976.