Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1909 – Paris, France 1968

  • France from 1960

Study for Sex: Tradition [recto]
not titled [seated figure] [verso]
1953 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in pen and ink, crayon and oil paint [recto]; drawing in black pencil [verso] Support: paper

Primary Insc: signed and dated recto lower right in pen and black ink, 'Opie / 53'. not titled. inscribed recto lower right as part of image in ink, 'Romance Chocolates'.
Dimensions: image (recto) 38.0 h x 28.4 w cm image (verso) 32.0 h x 23.4 w cm sheet 38.0 h x 28.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA 79.1672AB
Subject: Australia, Art style: Surrealism
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Mrs Ena Mudge, the artist's sister, 1979.