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from the Campion series 1961

enamel paint and metallic paint on composition board and wood
51.5 × 36.2 cm (image) 90.4 × 74.5 cm (framed)
Accession Number
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria from the Bequest of Violet Dulieu, Founder Benefactor, 1997
© Leonard French/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Painted after a study tour of Asia, French was turning to Byzantine art for both subject and technique. He has simplified the cross into a modernist design related to the style of Leger and used layers of glazes, red, brown palette and gold leaf to make painting and frame into the work of art.