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Jack Leonard Shadbolt
1909 - 1998
GOLD SCRIPT ON BLACK AND RED
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Jack Leonard Shadbolt
1909 - 1998
GOLD SCRIPT ON BLACK AND RED
Estimate
15,00025,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Jack Leonard Shadbolt
1909 - 1998
GOLD SCRIPT ON BLACK AND RED
signed and dated /58 lower right; signed, titled and dated 1958 on reverse

acrylic on paper, mounted on panel


79.8 by 57.5 cm.
31 3/8 by 22 5/8 in.
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Provenance

Private Collection, Victoria

Catalogue Note

Each year for his wife's birthday birthday, Shadbolt made her a watercolour that, given their great relationship, seemed always to embody the best and most intimate aspects of his work as an artist. This exceptionally fine painting has the same intensity and touching grace that his annual tributes to his wife have. It is both dramatic and private, rich in detail, but with an overall sense of unity. The imaginary hieroglyphics hint at a message that we want to translate or understand, yet we know, almost instinctively, that the message will be a poem whose meaning will only pose further enigmas or mysteries.

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