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Edwin Tanner

Anubis, 1976

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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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Gravity winning quietly

Edwin Tanner

c. 1967

pastel on pink paper, 62.00 x 48.00

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Home is where one starts from / jereckon?

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c. 1967

pastel on buff paper, 65.00 x 49.50

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Dropping a line home from away

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c. 1967

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Red Line Bouncing at the Middle

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c. 1967

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c. 1960

pastel on orange card, 74.50 x 54.50

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(Engineering Drawing)

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c. 1953

pencil and magnesium carbonate on grey , 40.50 x 95.00

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The Maths Teacher

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1952

oil on canvas, 101.00 x 64.00

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In Memoriam

Edwin Tanner

1957

oil on canvas, 90.00 x 110.00

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Explorer

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1960

oil on composition board, 106.50 x 122.00

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Castaways

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1960 - 1961

oil on board, 122.00 x 162.50

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Lady Killer among the Clergy - Homage to Wittgenstein

Edwin Tanner

1961

PVA and carborundum on board, 121.00 x 142.00

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Payne's Grey - The colours that make it

Edwin Tanner

1975 - 1976

acrylic on canvas, 167.00 x 183.00

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“I think that the river is a strong brown god – sullen untamed and intractable” but wholly devoid of fish Snakes & Ladders

Edwin Tanner

1972

pastel on paper, 76.00 x 56.00

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Disillusioned drawing. Summoning up Courage

Edwin Tanner

1967

pastel on coloured paper, 76.00 x 56.00

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Landing bird, using rudder as air brakes, gently

Edwin Tanner

1967

pastel and ink on paper, 75.00 x 55.00

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Untitled ( Nude Study)

Edwin Tanner

c. 1952

pencil on paper, 57.50 x 43.50

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Untitled (Propositional calculus)

Edwin Tanner

c. 1965

pastel and ink on paper, 50.00 x 65.00

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Untitled (interior)

Edwin Tanner

c. 1960

pastel and ink on paper, 50.00 x 65.00

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Comings and goings and missing out

Edwin Tanner

1967

pastel on paper, 65.00 x 50.00

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Mining Boom

Edwin Tanner

1971

pastel on coloured paper, 50.00 x 65.00

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Red line bouncing at the middle

Edwin Tanner

1967

pastel on paper, 65.00 x 50.00

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Untitled (Propositional calculus)

Edwin Tanner

c. 1965

pastel on paper, 74.00 x 53.00

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The Engineers

Edwin Tanner

1954

oil on linen, 79.00 x 98.50

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Anubis

Edwin Tanner

1976

acrylic on canvas, 106.50 x 96.00

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Language and Jigger Game

Edwin Tanner

1978

PVA, leather & plastic toy on canvas, 100.00 x 89.00

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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.