Arthur BOYD, Aboriginal woman by a shed Enlarge 1 /1

Arthur BOYD

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

  • England, Australia, Italy from 1959

Aboriginal woman by a shed 1954 Place made: Central Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, ink; paper drawing in black felt-tipped pen Support: medium-weight cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark

Edition Notes: early study for oil and tempera painting "The Half-caste child', 1957, Philipp (1967), IX 2 as per Tadgell (1973)
Primary Insc: not signed. not dated. inscribed from upper left to lower left in black felt-tipped pen, 'Pink [crossed out] / Red / Pink Red / Rich Dark'. inscribed lower centre in black felt-tipped pen, 'Red Brown / Shed Slightly / Smaller'. inscribed verso in black crayon, '48 / 96 / 2 - 15 - 0 / 5 - 6 - 0 / 2 - 0 - 0 [underlined] / 10 - 0 - 0'.
Secondary Insc: No inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower left with Arthur Boyd list number in black ball-point pen, '889 [circled]'.
Dimensions: image 26.8 h x 37.6 w cm sheet 28.0 h x 38.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Arthur Boyd gift, 1975
Accession No: NGA 75.3.3130
Subject: Collection: The Arthur Boyd gift of his paintings, prints and drawings, 1975.
Provenance:
  • Gift of the artist to the Interim Council of the NGA, February 1975.