MOUNTING, 1956

The Gould Collection of Important Australian Art
Sydney
15 March 2017
27

JOHN BRACK

(1920 – 1999)
MOUNTING, 1956

etching and drypoint

27.0 x 14.5 cm (plate); 37.0 x 26.5 cm (sheet)

edition: 11/16

signed, dated and numbered below image: 11/16 John Brack 56

Estimate: 
$14,000 – 18,000
Provenance

Private collection
Leonard Joel, Melbourne, 18 November 1997, lot G128 (as ‘Mounting Up’)
Gould collection, Melbourne

Exhibited

John Brack: The Race Course Series, Peter Bray Gallery, Melbourne, 5 – 15 November 1956, cat. 22 (another example)
John Brack: The Sport of Kings and Other Paintings, The Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane, 27 March – 8 April 1957, cat. 24 (another example)
John Brack: A Retrospective Exhibition, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 10 December 1987 – 31 January 1988, cat. 144 (illus. in exhibition catalogue, another example)
Twentieth Century Australian Art: A Major Collectors’ Exhibition, Gould Galleries, Melbourne, 25 March – 30 April 2000, and Gould Galleries, Sydney, 13 May – 11 June 2000, cat. 17 (illus. in exhibition catalogue)
John Brack, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 24 April – 9 August 2009, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2 October 2009 – 26 January 2010 (illus. in exhibition catalogue, p. 54, another example)
The Director’s Choice 2015, Celebrating 35 Years, Gould Galleries, Melbourne, 1 May – 13 June 2015, cat. 10 (illus. in exhibition catalogue)

Literature

Langer, G., ‘Painter portrays city life’, Courier Mail, Brisbane, 25 March 1957, p. 2
Millar, R., John Brack, Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1971, p. 106
Lindsay, R., John Brack, A Retrospective Exhibition, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1987, pp. 90, 103 (illus.), 142
Grishin, S., The Art of John Brack, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1990, cat. p50, vol. I: p. 188, vol. II: p. 200 (illus.)