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Title

Margaret Carnegie with orange dress and specs

1966


Artist

Desmond Digby

New Zealand, Australia

1933 - 15 Apr 2015


About

This work was a finalist in the 1966 Archibald Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1991.


Details


Other Title

Multiple portrait of Margaret Carnegie


Date

1966


Media category

Painting


Materials used

acrylic on canvas


Dimensions

six canvases: each 40.7 x 30.7 cm stretcher; 81.7 x 92.0 cm overall; 84.7 x 95.0 x 3.2 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner, brown oil "Desmond Digby". Not dated.


Credit

Bequest of Patrick White 1991


Location

Not on display


Accession number

100.1991.41


Archibald Prize

- 1966


Artist information

Desmond Digby

Works in the collection

21


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Helen Verity Hewitt, Patrick White, painter, manqué: paintings, painters and their influence on his writing, Carlton, 2002, 132.

David Marr, Patrick White: A life by David Marr, Milsons Point, 1991, 467.

William Yang, Patrick White: the late years, Sydney, 1995, 10, 14 (illus.). Photograph of Patrick White's study after White's death with 'Margaret Carnegie with orange dress and specs' hanging on wall.