Arthur BOYD, Figure kissing bird [recto]; not titled [unresolved sketch with male figure] [verso] Enlarge 1 /2
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Arthur BOYD

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

  • England, Australia, Italy from 1959

Figure kissing bird [recto]
not titled [unresolved sketch with male figure] [verso]
between 1950 and 1954 Place made: Murrumbeena, Open Country, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, ink; paper drawing in brush and black ink and black conté crayon Support: medium-weight cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark

Primary Insc: not signed. not dated. inscribed lower centre in black conté crayon, 'Joseph and [indecipherable] wife'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower right with Arthur Boyd list number in blue ball-point pen, '287 [circled]'.
Dimensions: image (recto) 32.2 h x 33.3 w cm image (verso) 33.3 h x 34.0 w cm sheet 37.6 h x 39.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Arthur Boyd gift, 1975
Accession No: NGA 75.3.1724AB
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.