Arthur BOYD, not titled [notes and studies for Central Australian sketches] Enlarge 1 /1

Arthur BOYD

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

  • England, Australia, Italy from 1959

not titled [notes and studies for Central Australian sketches] 1954
Collection Title: Central Australian Sketchbook III, Central Australia, 1950-1954.
Page: Panel I, image [4]
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

Primary Insc: not signed. not dated. not titled. inscribed from upper left to lower right in black pencil, 'abos could be wanted in [crossed out, illegible] landscape / very big to fill whole depth of picture / something / like this / may be with big corall / in background / Dogs, old Truck, Thatched shed, ect. [line break] in evening landscape crescent moon / could be worked in a full moon / on broad day landscape landscape for that [ilegible] [line break] Pink to pinkish yellow sky could be / used in quite a few landscapes [page break] Crescent moon always show up / like this in Red Sand Hill / country, white Bones / and Yellow Dingo / sniffing Bones'.
Secondary Insc: None
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower left with Arthur Boyd list number in black pencil, '701'. Inscribed lower left corner of glossy white card in blue ball-point pen, 'I [circled]'.
Dimensions: image 23.0 h x 19.0 w cm sheet 23.6 h x 2.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Arthur Boyd gift, 1975
Accession No: NGA 75.3.2146
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.