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Arthur BOYD

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

  • England, Australia, Italy from 1959

"Aboriginal lying down with bride on Ram's horn", and dropped bouquet c.1957 Place made: Beaumaris, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, ink; paper; pencil drawing in reed-pen and black ink, black fibre-tipped pen and black pencil Support: thin off-white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark

Edition Notes: Draft for the paintings "Frightened Bridegroom" I and II, 1958. See Philipp (1967), IX 19 and 20.
Primary Insc: not signed. not dated. inscribed upper right in black ink, 'Purple / Geen [sic] / Red / Yellow / [indecipherable]'. inscribed lower centre in black ink, 'abo lying DOwn / with Bride on / Horn of Ram / Ram Standing on / abos toes'. inscribed lower left in black ink, '[indecipherable] / Bush Fire / Dropped Bouquet'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower left with Arthur Boyd list number in black pencil, '895'.
Dimensions: image 30.0 h x 33.4 w cm sheet 30.0 h x 34.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Arthur Boyd gift, 1975
Accession No: NGA 75.3.2191
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.