Arthur BOYD, Bride asleep on rocks with bird and beast [recto]; not titled [unresolved sketch] [verso] Enlarge 1 /2
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Arthur BOYD

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

  • England, Australia, Italy from 1959

Bride asleep on rocks with bird and beast [recto]
not titled [unresolved sketch] [verso]
between 1955 and 1959 Place made: Beaumaris, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, charcoal; paper drawing in charcoal Support: thin cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark

Primary Insc: not signed. not dated. inscribed lower centre in charcoal, 'Bird asleep on / Rocks with'. inscribed lower right in charcoal, 'Deep / Red / [indecipherable] / Dark Green / Rocks'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower right with Arthur Boyd list number in blue ball-point pen, '194 [circled]'.
Dimensions: image (recto) 36.2 h x 47.6 w cm image (verso) 31.0 h x 30.0 w cm sheet 37.6 h x 49.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Arthur Boyd gift, 1975
Accession No: NGA 75.3.1778AB
Subject: Collection: The Arthur Boyd gift of his paintings, prints and drawings, 1975.
Image rights: Reproduced with permission of Bundanon Trust
Provenance:
  • Gift of the artist to the Interim Council of the NGA, February 1975.