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An image of Self portrait with smock by Nora Heysen

Nora Heysen

(Australia 11 Jan 1911 – 30 Dec 2003)

Title
Self portrait with smock
Other titles:
Self portrait in a smock
Year
(1928)
Media category
Drawing
Materials used
pencil
Dimensions

38.4 x 29.2 cm sheet

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1990
Accession number
140.1990
Copyright
© Lou Klepac
Location
Not on display
Further information

As a young woman, Nora Heysen produced a number of self portraits in her father's studio, of which the Gallery has two drawings and an oil painting dated 1932. Heysen's self portraits are marked with qualities of introspection and restraint, which nevertheless project an assured and assertive confidence of personality.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

Bibliography (2)

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 49 (illus.). cat.no. 38

Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, ‘Heysen to Heysen: letters across a generation’, pg. 33-36, Newtown, Mar 2012, 33 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Dec 1997–15 Mar 1998