Arthur BOYD, Dragonfly figure with watching head Enlarge 1 /1

Arthur BOYD

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

  • England, Australia, Italy from 1959

Dragonfly figure with watching head between 1960 and 1965 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: drawings, ink; paper drawing in reed-pen and black ink with shellac and blue pigment residue Support: thin smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower left with Arthur Boyd work number in black ball-point pen over black pencil, '1703 [circled]'. Inscribed verso lower left with Tadgell number in black pencil, 'CT 1189'. Inscribed verso centre right in black pencil, '12 [crossed out] 96 / 80 / 10'. Inscribed lower right in black ball-point pen, '37 x 30 / 5'. Inscribed lower right in black ball-point pen, '9 1/2'. Inscribed lower right corner in black ball-point pen, '46 1/4'.
Dimensions: image 38.2 h x 49.0 w cm sheet 38.5 h x 49.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Arthur Boyd gift, 1975
Accession No: NGA 75.3.2257
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.