Tony Tuckson

ABSTRACT PAINTINGS

notes on the exhibition by Ildiko Kovacs

2016 Exhibition catalogue

1. TP 224 c1958 oil on hardboard 122 x 91.5cm sold

Provenance: Tony Tuckson: Paintings,18 Oct – 4 Nov, 1989, cat.no.2, Watters Gallery, Sydney;
Tony Tuckson: Major Paintings, 26 Sept – 14 Oct, 2000, cat.no.3, Watters Gallery, Sydney

Tony Tuckson:Paintings and Drawings, 29 Nov 2014 – 15 March 2015, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. TP 536 1956-1958? oil on pulpboard 50.5 x 38.5cm $ 15,000 reserved

Reference: Tony Tuckson, Thomas, Maloon, Free, Legge, Craftsman House, 1989 & 2006, Plate 64, p.85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. TP 571a 1957 oil on cardboard 59.4 x 44cm $ 15,000

 

 

 

 

 

4. TP 212 1973 acrylic on hardboard 183 x 122.5cm $ 300,000

notes on this painting by Geoffrey Legge

Provenance: Tony Tuckson: Important Paintings 23 Aug – 16 Sept, 2006, cat.no.18 and cover of catalogue to exhibition, with essay ‘Tony Tuckson: A Journey of Discovery’, by Geoffrey Legge, Watters Gallery, Sydney

 

 

 

 

 

5. TP 499 1956-1959 oil on cardboard 33.5 x 25.8cm sold

Provenance: Breakthrough into Abstraction, 27 June – 21 July, 2001, cat.no.21, illustrated, with essay ‘Tony Tuckson: Breakthrough into Abstraction’, by Geoffrey Legge, Watters Gallery, Sydney

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. TP 568a 1957 oil on cardboard 69 x 39cm sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. TP 41 1963? mixed media on hardboard 122 x 91.5cm sold

notes about TP 41 by Geoffrey Legge

 
Provenance: Paintings, 27 May – 13 June, 1970, cat.no.41, Watters Gallery, Sydney; Tony Tuckson 1921-1973 A Retrospective Exhibition, 13 – 30 Oct, 1982, cat.no.76, illustrated on front cover of catalogue, foreword by Geoffrey Legge, introduction by Daniel Thomas, Pinacotheca, Melbourne; Painting Forever: Tony Tuckson 4 Nov 2000 – 4 Feb 2001, cat.no.38, National Gallery of Australia, and then to Art Gallery of South Australia; Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria; Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, Sydney; Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Victoria, until 2002. 
Reference: ‘Tony Tuckson’, Art and Australia, Vol.12, No.2, December 1974.  Monograph article, 22 illustrations (seven in colour), plus colour cover, pp.156-166, illustrated p.164, Sandra McGrath; Tony Tuckson, Thomas, Maloon, Free, Legge, Craftsman House 1989, 2006, Plate 111, p.113

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. TP 252 c1957 oil on canvas 61 x 46cm sold

Provenance: Painting Forever: Tony Tuckson 4 Nov 2000 – 4 Feb 2001, cat.no.20, National Gallery of Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. TP 245a c1957 oil on canvas 54.3 x 34cm $ 12,600

Provenance: Tony Tuckson: abstract paintings from the mid-1950s, 25 Feb – 15 March 2014, cat.no.17, Watters Gallery, Sydney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. TD 452 1960? oil on paper 51.2 x 32cm sold

Reference: Tony Tuckson, Thomas, Maloon, Free, Legge, Craftsman House, 1989 & 2006, Plate 90, p.100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. TP 101 1958-1961? PVA/enamel on cardboard on board 86 x 58cm $ 27,000

Provenance: Memorial Exhibition, 5 – 23 Nov 1974, Watters Gallery, Sydney; Tony Tuckson: Important Paintings, 23 Aug – 16 Sept, 2006, illustrated, cat.no.2, with essay ‘Tony Tuckson: A Journey of Discovery’, by Geoffrey Legge, Watters Gallery, Sydney.  Reference: Tony Tuckson, Thomas, Maloon, Free, Legge, Craftsman House, 1989 & 2006, Plate 95, p.103

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. TP 246 1954-1957 oil on canvas 37.5 x 30cm sold

 

 

 

 

 

13. TD 90 1959 gouache on newspaper 90 x 78cm sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. TD 6724 1957-1959 gouache on paper 38.2 x 18.5cm sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15. TP 227 1957-1959 oil on masonite 61.5 x 43.5cm sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16. TD 6727 1957-1959 gouache on paper 28.2 x 37.8cm sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17. TD 1189 1957-1959 gouache on paper 17 x 14cm sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18. TP 496 1956-1959 oil on cardboard 52 x 29cm sold

Provenance: Breakthrough into Abstraction, 27 June – 21 July, 2001, cat.no.6, illustrated, with essay ‘Tony Tuckson: Breakthrough into Abstraction’, by Geoffrey Legge, Watters Gallery, Sydney; Tony Tuckson: Abstract Expressionist, 18 Sept – 6 Oct, 2012, cat.no.6, illustrated, with introduction by Geoffrey Legge and essay ‘Tony Tuckson’ by Terence Maloon, Watters Gallery, Sydney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19. TD 507 c1957 gouache on paper 101.5 x 76.2cm sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

20. TP 262 1956? oil on canvas 102.4 x 71.3cm sold

Provenance/Reference: Tony Tuckson 1921-1973, a memorial exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, April/May, 1976 (referring to this painting, on p.11 of the catalogue Daniel Thomas wrote: ‘At least one surviving canvas … is like a black rectangular Soulages on a red ground.’); Up Down and Across, Campbelltown City Art Gallery, 11 Aug – 10 Sept.  Full colour catalogue/book with introductory essay by the exhibition’s curator, Suellyn Luckett; Tony Tuckson, Thomas, Maloon, Free, Legge, Craftsman House 1989 & 2006, Plate 63, p.85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21. TD 1196 c1957 gouache on paper 39.3 x 28.4cm sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

22. TD 489 1959-1960? oil on paper 56.1 x 38.9cm $ 18,000

Reference:  Tony Tuckson, Thomas, Maloon, Free, Legge, Craftsman House 1989 & 2006, Figure 71, p.178

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23. TP 566a 1957-1959 oil on cardboard 102 x 61cm SOLD

 

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