Arthur BOYD

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

  • England, Australia, Italy from 1959

not titled four black swans atop a swamp strewn with dead trees] 1954 Description: [48] of [48] compositions from Central Australian Sketchcards: Landscape studies

Collection Title: Central Australian Sketchcards: Landscape studies, 1950-1954
Page: Panel L, image [48]
Place made: Central Australia, Australia
Creation Notes: Previous worksheets list creation date as 1952.
Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; paper drawing in black pencil Support: thin glossy off-white card adhered to thin glossy cream card
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark

Primary Insc: not signed. not dated. inscribed lower centre in black pencil, '[crossed out] 50 Black Swans'. inscribed lower right in black pencil, 'Swamp / with white / Dead Trees'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower left with Arthur Boyd list number in blue ball-point pen, '763'. Inscribed lower left of backing card in blue ball-point pen, ''L [circled]'.
Dimensions: image 3.8 h x 7.6 w cm sheet 3.8 h x 7.6 w cm card 50.8 h x 60.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Arthur Boyd gift, 1975
Accession No: NGA 75.3.2085
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.