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Desmond Digby

(New Zealand, Australia 1933 – )

Margaret Carnegie with orange dress and specs
Other titles:
Multiple portrait of Margaret Carnegie
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

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.
Bequest of Patrick White 1991
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (3)

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.

Exhibition history (1)

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman (1966), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 21 Jan 1967–19 Feb 1967

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