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An image of Palestrina's Mass at St. Eustache by Stanislaus Rapotec

Stanislaus Rapotec

(Italy, Australia 04 Oct 1911 – 18 Nov 1997)

Palestrina's Mass at St. Eustache, from the series To do with the blue
Other titles:
High mass at St Marks
Media category
Materials used
synthetic polymer paint on hardboard

167.5 x 137.0 cm board

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, blue synthetic polymer paint "67 Rapotec".
Bequest of Patrick White 1991
Accession number
© Stanislaus Rapotec Estate
Not on display
Bibliography (4)

David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Rapotec, Sydney, 1967. 22; titled: 'Palestrina's Mass at St. Eustache', PVA on hardboard, 66 in x 54 in

Helen Hewitt, Voices, 'Patrick White: painter manqué', pg. 61-70, Canberra, Winter 1997, 65.

Helen Verity Hewitt, Patrick White, painter, manqué: paintings, painters and their influence on his writing, 'White and the Sydney Art World: I', pg. 44-53, Carlton, 2002, 48, 149.

William Yang, Patrick White: the late years, Sydney, 1995, 93 (illus.). Photograph of Patrick White's living room after White's death with 'Palestrina's Mass at St. Eustache' hanging on wall.

Exhibition history (1)

Rapotec (1967), David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney, 31 May 1967–17 Jun 1967

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