Arthur BOYD, not titled [flying bird and notes] Enlarge 1 /1

Arthur BOYD

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

  • England, Australia, Italy from 1959

not titled [flying bird and notes] 1954
Collection Title: The Central Australian Sketchbook I: landscape, figure and wildlife studies, Central Australia, 1950-1954.
Page: Panel F, image [2]
Place made: Central Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; paper drawing in black pencil Support: cream wove paper adhered to glossy white card
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark

Edition Notes: Used for oil and tempera painting 'Landscape with Broglas', 1954. See Philip (1967), V 68.
Primary Insc: not signed. not dated. not titled. inscribed across centre, '100s Black Cokatoo's [sic] in No 1. Land / scape / also 100's white bones sculls / and bits of Black /carcus.' inscribed lower left in black pencil, 'Cokatoos [sic] flying [inserted above text] standing on gibbler [inserted above text] ground [crossed out text] / Red [crossed out text] sand every colour'.
Secondary Insc: None.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower left with Arthur Boyd list number in black pencil, '674'. Inscribed lower left corner of glossy white card in blue ball-point pen, 'F [circled]'.
Dimensions: image 12.4 h x 19.6 w cm sheet 12.6 h x 20.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Arthur Boyd gift, 1975
Accession No: NGA 75.3.2018
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.