Gould Galleries in Melbourne, Australia
Chi-tien Goes Begging 1964
oil on cardboard on board (2 panels)
89.0 × 150.0 cm
inscribed lower right: Ian Fairweather
inscribed lower centre: goes →→ begging
Purchased by Mr Harold Mertz, Port Washington, in 1965, until;
donated to The University of Texas, Austin, in 1972, until 2000;
Private collection, Sydney.
Ian Fairweather: The Drunken Buddha, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 12-24 May 1965, no. 1, 450 gns;
The Mertz Collection of Australian Painting, National Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 10-26 March 1965, no. 34;
The Australian Painters: 1964-1966: Contemporary Australian Painting From the Mertz Collection, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 10 March – 16 April 1967, no. 85, illustrated;
GOULDmodern, Gould Galleries, Melbourne, 20 July –
31 August 2002, no. 7, illustrated.
Ian Fairweather, The Drunken Buddha, University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, 1965, p. 15 (illustrated);
Murray Bail, Ian Fairweather, Bay Books, Sydney, 1981,
p. 197 (illustrated).