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Edwin Tanner

Anubis, 1976

Price: $40,000

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acrylic on canvas

106.50 x 96.00

signed and dated u.l.

Provenance:

Dr and Mrs Anwar Girghis (label verso);
Margaret Potts (Shirley Tanner's sister) till 1990;
thence by descent

Exhibited:

Edwin Tanner, Powell Street Gallery, July 1972, no. 6;
Edwin Tanner Retrospective, The Age Gallery, Melbourne, 18 October - 29 October, 1976, no 86 (Girghis collection);
Edwin Tanner: Paintings 1952-1979, The Hughes Gallery, Sydney, 30 October - 25 November, 2014; Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, 12 March - 4 April, 2015, no. 26; 602 Melbourne, 17 August - 21 August, 2016

Literature & references:

Edwin Tanner Retrospective, exhibition catalogue, The Age Gallery, Melbourne, illus

Note:

Anubis is the Greek name of the jackal-headed god associated with mummification and the afterlife in ancient Egyptian religious practice and iconography.. This later painting can be seen as revisiting the theme of earlier works exploring the animate / inanimate divide, though with a post-modernist twist. The image is clearly appropriated, and is three levels away from the living “original”: it is a painting, probably made from an illustration, of a sculpture - of a dog. In spite of this distance in both media and time, he seems to be sniffing the air, ears pricked, watchful, perky and ready to spring into action: definitely not mummified.

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Further works by the Artist

Positive and Negative - Construction No. 53

Edwin Tanner

1966

PVA, steel mesh and copper on board, 137.00 x 120.00

Price: $22,000

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Pilloried People

Edwin Tanner

1966

PVA on hessian on board, 122.00 x 137.00

Price: $40,000

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Untitled

Edwin Tanner

1974

acrylic on canvas, 128.00 x 138.00

Price: $30,000

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Purple Plunging

Edwin Tanner

1967

pastel on paper, 64.00 x 50.00

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Delayed Return

Edwin Tanner

1971

pastel on paper, 62.00 x 48.00

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Study for 'The Public Servant'

Edwin Tanner

1953

oil on board, 91.00 x 121.50

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"I think that the river is a strong brown god - sullen, untamed and intractable" but wholly devoid of fish

Edwin Tanner

1972

pastel on paper, 76.00 x 56.00

Price: $3,500

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Fallen Philosopher

Edwin Tanner

1957

oil on board, 21.00 x 51.00

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Untitled

Edwin Tanner

1974

acrylic on canvas, 128.00 x 138.00

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(Untitled - Emigration Series)

Edwin Tanner

1970 - 1980

pastel on paper, 44.50 x 50.50

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(Untitled - Logic)

Edwin Tanner

1960 - 1970

pastel on paper, 48.00 x 62.00

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(Untitled - Study for an Astrological Mural)

Edwin Tanner

c. 1967

Pencil and ink on paper, 49.50 x 64.00

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(Untitled – Interior, study for a mural)

Edwin Tanner

1967

pencil and ink on grey paper, 49.50 x 64.50

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In thee we trust. ‘A’ Men

Edwin Tanner

1967

pen, ink, charcoal and gouache on paper, 76.00 x 55.00

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Enjambments

Edwin Tanner

1976

pen and ink and gouache on paper, 57.00 x 76.00

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(Untitled)

Edwin Tanner

1979

pastel on blue paper, 75.00 x 55.00

Price: $3,000

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(Untitled)

Edwin Tanner

1979

pastel on buff paper, 73.00 x 52.00

Price: $3,000

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(Untitled)

Edwin Tanner

1979

pastel on cream paper, 73.00 x 52.00

Price: $3,000

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"I think that the river is a strong brown god - sullen, untamed and intractable" but wholly devoid of fish

Edwin Tanner

1972

pastel on paper, 76.00 x 56.00

Price: $3,500

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Aerobatics

Edwin Tanner

1971

pastel on blue paper, 50.00 x 70.00

Price: $3,000

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A religious drawing on the finest paper money can buy / the paper is french [therefore] this is a french letter by an honest engineer

Edwin Tanner

1971

pastel on paper, 50.00 x 65.00

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Brown line unsure of its way

Edwin Tanner

c. 1967

pastel on paper, 65.00 x 49.50

Price: $3,000

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Gravity winning quietly

Edwin Tanner

c. 1967

pastel on pink paper, 62.00 x 48.00

Price: $3,000

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Home is where one starts from / jereckon?

Edwin Tanner

c. 1967

pastel on buff paper, 65.00 x 49.50

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Dropping a line home from away

Edwin Tanner

c. 1967

Pastel on grey paper, 65.00 x 49.50

Price: $3,000

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Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.