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Title

Self portrait with smock

(1928)


Artist

Nora Heysen

Australia

11 Jan 1911 - 30 Dec 2003


About

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


Details


Other Title

Self portrait in a smock


Date

(1928)


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil


Dimensions

38.4 x 29.2 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1990


Location

Not on display


Accession number

140.1990


Artist information

Nora Heysen

Works in the collection

99


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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

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