Arthur BOYD, not titled [Spinafex bush and notes] Enlarge 1 /1

Arthur BOYD

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

  • England, Australia, Italy from 1959

not titled [Spinafex bush and notes] 1954
Collection Title: Central Australian Sketchbook II: landscape, figure and wildlife studies, Central Australia,1950-1954.
Page: Panel U, 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

Primary Insc: signed lower right in black pencil, 'A.Boyd'. not dated. not titled. inscribed upper centre in black pencil, see if old mining town is / good for the construction / as it was 1900 / [illegible] so it, ect.' inscribed lower centre in black pencil, 'Spinafex Bush / about 5 ft to top / [illegible] yellow [illegible] / colour'. inscribed along right edge in black pencil, 'grows on red / sand hills / just about anywhere in dunes'.
Secondary Insc: None.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower left with Arthur Boyd list number in black pencil, '814'. Inscribed lower left corner of glossy white card in blue ball-point pen, 'U [circled]'.
Dimensions: image 15.6 h x 11.0 w cm sheet 20.0 h x 12.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Arthur Boyd gift, 1975
Accession No: NGA 75.3.2222
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.