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Arthur BOYD

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

  • England, Australia, Italy from 1959

not titled [notes] 1954
Collection Title: Pages from Central Australian Sketchbook I: landscape, figure and wild life studies, Central Australia, 1950-1954
Page: Panel I, image [6]
Place made: Central Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; paper drawing in black pencil Support: cream wove paper adhered to glossy white card
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark

Primary Insc: not signed. not dated. not titled. inscribed from upper to lower edge of sheet in black pencil, 'Important [underlined] / The colours in the plains / and hills [illegible] way more than anywhere else. From [crossed out]. / From a soft Ochery grey to / ahard Red, the grass being / a very white is umba [sic] and the Gibber a strong country / all the opely [sic] / colours imaginable from / a black - ocher [sic] As the softest / white rise. / Dingoes can be found on / the plains in sand dunes country / an dmountains. Emus' are all / found mainly on sand Dunes / and plains.'
Secondary Insc: None
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower left with Arthur Boyd list number in black pencil, '703'. Inscribed lower left corner of glossy white card in blue ball-point pen, 'I [circled]'.
Dimensions: sheet 20.0 h x 12.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Arthur Boyd gift, 1975
Accession No: NGA 75.3.2148
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.