Charles Blackman 'The Flower Cart (Sketch)'

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From his ‘Golden Era’ for drawing, this work of art comes from a 1965 Rowney Sketchbook and represents a deep dive into Charles Blackman’s practice. It is populated with scenes from his life in London before returning to Australia that year. These impressions are a wink in time - moments of sadness, inspiration or everyday life. In this study for the whimsical painting ‘The Flower Barrow’, glimpse the artist in action. Testing shapes and compositions, this rare insight into Blackman’s process also speaks to his adoration for florals. Direct from the Blackman Family’s private collection, this work is a rare and fascinating insight into the creative mind of one of Australia’s great artists.

This work is a study for the major painting, 'The Flower Barrow'. 


Charles BLACKMAN (1928 - 2018)
'The Flower Cart (Sketch)' 1965
pencil on paper
Image Size: 9 x 14 cm
Signed: initialed CB and dated 65
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Study for the painting the Flower Borrow 1965 From the London Rowney sketchbook collection With Certificate of Authenticity from the artist's eldest son, Auguste Blackman
Availability: in stock
Condition:Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image As New, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface. Image is in Fine condition.
© Charles Blackman / Copyright Agency 2019

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