Arthur BOYD, Heads with shark's head [recto]: Nude figures with snake's head [verso] Enlarge 1 /2
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Arthur BOYD

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

  • England, Australia, Italy from 1959

Heads with shark's head [recto]: Nude figures with snake's head [verso] between 1960 and 1965 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: drawings, ink; paper drawing in reed-pen and black ink Support: medium-weight glossy off-white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark

Edition Notes: Draft for ceramic. See Philipp (1967), XII 62.
Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower left with Arthur Boyd list number in black ball-point pen, '1644 [circled]'. Inscribed lower right with Tadgell number in black pencil, 'CT 1485' Inscribed verso lower left with Arthur Boyd list number in black ball-point pen, '1640 [circled]'. Inscribed verso lower right with Tadgell number in black pencil, 'CT 1486'.
Dimensions: image (recto) 22.4 h x 30.7 w cm image (verso) 23.4 h x 26.8 w cm sheet 25.5 h x 31.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Arthur Boyd gift, 1975
Accession No: NGA 75.3.2863AB
Subject: Collection: The Arthur Boyd gift of his paintings, prints and drawings, 1975.
Image rights: Reproduced with permission of Bundanon Trust
Provenance:
  • Gift of the artist to the Interim Council of the NGA, February 1975.