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Arthur BOYD

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

  • England, Australia, Italy from 1959

not titled [aboriginal children playing with a small building in the background] 1954
Collection Title: Pages from Central Australian Sketchbook II: landscape, figure and wild life studies, Central Australia, 1950-1954
Page: Panel O, image [4]
Place made: Central Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; paper drawing in black pencil Support: thin smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark

Primary Insc: signed lower right in black pencil, 'A. Boyd'. not dated. inscribed upper left in black pencil, 'She Oak / wherlie [sic] / dog'. inscribed upper left in black pencil, 'cokatoos'. inscribed lower left in black pencil, 'abo's children and / grown up playing in River Bed / River Bed and abos in Background'. inscribed from upper right to lower right in black pencil, 'Type of Wherlie. Tin and Bag'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower left with Arthur Boyd list number in blue ball-point pen, '778'. Inscribed lower left of card in blue ball-point pen, 'O [circled]'.
Dimensions: image 12.4 h x 18.4 w sheet 12.5 h x 20.0 w card 50.8 h x 63.6 w
Acknowledgement: The Arthur Boyd gift, 1975
Accession No: NGA 75.3.3750
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.