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James COOK

Christchurch, New Zealand 1904 – Italy 1960

  • UK, Europe 1924-27
  • Australia from 1928

Study for painting 'Night convoy, New Guinea' between 1942 and 1945) Place made: Papua New Guinea
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in black pencil squared up with one inch grid in black pencil Support: buff paper

Primary Insc: signed and titled lower edge in black pencil, 'JAMES COOK STUDY FOR PAINTING 'NIGHT CONVOY, NEW GUINEA'. not dated. inscribed on truck as part of work in black pencil, 'LOAD 15 CWT'. inscribed upper centre in black pencil, 'Truck holds six men each side'.
Dimensions: image 22.8 h x 28.8 w cm sheet 27.5 h x 37.4 w cm
Accession No: NGA 00.36
  • Acquired by the National Gallery of Australia, from an unidentified source, before 1999.