Arthur BOYD

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

  • England, Australia, Italy from 1959

not titled [sketch of cork bark tree with description] 1954
Collection Title: Pages from Central Australian Sketchbook II: landscape, figure and wild life studies, Central Australia, 1950-1954
Page: Panel R, image [5]
Place made: Central Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; paper drawing in black pencil Support: medium-weight off-white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark

Primary Insc: signed lower right in black pencil, 'A. Boyd'. not dated. inscribed centre left in black pencil, 'Dark sage / has spiky / middle leaf'. inscribed centre right in black pencil, 'Cork Bark tree / Has Bottle Brush / Flower yellow to / orange / grows every / where / any shape / any size / up to 20 ft'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower left with Arthur Boyd list number in blue ball-point pen, '798'. Inscribed on card lower left with panel number in blue ball-point pen, 'R [circled]'.
Dimensions: image 18.2 h x 12.2 w cm sheet 20.2 h x 12.8 w cm card 51.0 h x 63.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Arthur Boyd gift, 1975
Accession No: NGA 75.3.3766
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.