In 'Tessa', renowned Australian Modernist John Perceval sketches his daughter. A flurry of lines, bright eyes and wriggling arms, it sings of a babbling baby unable to sit still. In quieter moments, Perceval would often sketch his children in preparation for his iconic terracotta Angels.
More than just preemptive studies however, these sketches capture the essence of childhood. Not only a formative work by a formidable artist, 'Tessa' is a moment shared between father and daughter at the dawn of their relationship, each in a state of happy bewilderment.
Perceval JOHN (1923 - 2000)
pencil on paper
Image Size: 40 x 35 cm
Dimensions: 58 x 50 x 2 cm
Signed: signed lower centre right Perceval
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Australian Galleries Label verso No 3232
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.
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