Arthur BOYD, Soldier watching lovers on a couch [recto]; Snake over soldier behind bars [verso] Enlarge 1 /2
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Arthur BOYD

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

  • England, Australia, Italy from 1959

Soldier watching lovers on a couch [recto]
Snake over soldier behind bars [verso]
between 1966 and 1970 Place made: Highgate, London, Greater London, United Kingdom, England
Materials & Technique: drawings, ink; paper drawing in brush and black ink and black ink wash Support: medium-weight glossy off-white 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 list number in black ball-point pen, '1424 [circled]'. Inscribed lower right with Tadgell number in black pencil, 'CT 1619'. Inscribed verso lower left with Arthur Boyd list number in black ball-point pen, '1428'. Inscribed verso lower right with Tadgell number in black pencil, 'CT 1671'.
Dimensions: image (recto) 50.8 h x 60.6 w cm image (verso) 50.8 h x 60.6 w cm sheet 50.8 h x 63.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Arthur Boyd gift, 1975
Accession No: NGA 75.3.3326AB
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.