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Arthur BOYD

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

  • England, Australia, Italy from 1959

Bride as a windmill [recto]
Figures in water [verso]
between 1955 and 1965 Place made: Beaumaris, Melbourne London, Victoria Greater London, Australia England
Creation Notes: Recto produced between 1955 and 1960. Verso produced between 1960 and 1965. See Tadgell (1973), 1047 [recto]; 1121 [verso].
Materials & Technique: drawings, charcoal; paper drawing in charcoal Support: thin off-white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark

Edition Notes: Recto study for the painting "Bride turning into a Windmill", 1960. See Philipp (1967), X 9. Verso related to paintings "Nude washing in a Creek I-IV, 1960-1961; "Woman drinking from a Creek", 1961; "Nude floating over a Dark Pond I-III", 1961-1961. See Philipp (1967), X 29-33, 44, 45, 47.
Primary Insc: not signed. not dated. inscribed upper right in charcoal, 'Bride / as / Wind / Mill'. inscribed centre in charcoal, 'Blue'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower left with Arthur Boyd list number in blue ball-point pen, '2128 [circled]'. Inscribed verso upper left with Arthur Boyd list number in blue ball-point pen, '2129 [circled]'.
Dimensions: image (recto) 34.6 h x 47.6 w cm image (verso) 69.4 h x 51.2 w cm sheet 67.0 h x 49.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Arthur Boyd gift, 1975
Accession No: NGA 75.3.2173AB
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.