Arthur BOYD

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

  • England, Australia, Italy from 1959

"Humty Dumpty" [recto]
not titled [sketches of feet and face]
1954 Place made: Murrumbeena, Open Country, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, ink; paper drawing in black fibre-tipped pen Support: thin cream wove paper adhered to cream glossy wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark

Edition Notes: Study for unspecified ceramic project.
Primary Insc: not signed. not dated. inscribed from centre right to lower right in black fibre-tipped pen, '[indecipherable] / Terra / Humty [sic] Dumty [sic]?/ get big mallet / for Banging / [indecipherable]'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower left with Arthur Boyd list number in black ball-point pen, '339 [circled]'.
Dimensions: image 30.0 h x 23.0 w cm sheet 30.3 h x 24.5 w cm card 31.6 h x 30.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Arthur Boyd gift, 1975
Accession No: NGA 75.3.1529AB
Subject: Collection: The Arthur Boyd gift of his paintings, prints and drawings, 1975.
Image rights: Reproduced with permission of Bundanon Trust
  • Gift of the artist to the Interim Council of the NGA, February 1975.