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Arthur BOYD

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

  • England, Australia, Italy from 1959

Waterfall [recto]
Country Content by Merric Boyd [verso]
1950 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, ink; paper drawing in brush and black ink wash and black pencil Support: medium-weight cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark

Edition Notes: Study for tempera painting 1946-47. See Philipp (1967) extra.
Primary Insc: Signed and dated verso lower right in black pencil, 'Merric Boyd / 1950'. Titled verso lower left in black pencil. 'Country Content'. Inscribed verso upper right in blck pencil, 'There is only One Life Perfect Truth / Exists Here & Now For / All A Truth of Living Life / All Perfect Beauty Living Life / One Love at all Perfect / Creation Exists The /Joy The Day Through / all Eternity Out Life / All Day [indecipherable] Love / we see [inverted]'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower right with Arthur Boyd list number in blue ball-point pen, '352 [circled]'.
Dimensions: image (recto) 49.3 h x 38.0 w cm image (verso) 49.5 h x 38.0 w cm sheet 49.5 h x 38.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Arthur Boyd gift, 1975
Accession No: NGA 75.3.1590AB
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.