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An image of The shepherd by Arthur Boyd
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Arthur Boyd

(Australia, England 24 Jul 1920 – 24 Apr 1999)

The shepherd
Other titles:
The stockman
The Shephard (The Stockman)
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas on hardboard

64.1 x 89.5 cm board; 75.8 x 101.2 x 4.7 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, black oil "Arthur Boyd". Not dated.
Gift of Arthur Boyd and the Museum of Modern Art and Design of Australia 1972
Accession number
© Reproduced with permission of Bundanon Trust
20th & 21st c Australian art
Bibliography (8)

Margaret Garlick, Dissent: a radical quarterly, 'The extremes of Arthur Boyd', pg. 21-23, Melbourne, Spring 1964, 21-22.

Dr Ursula Hoff, The art of Arthur Boyd, London, 1986, (colour illus.). plate no. 33

Ronald Millar, Civilized magic: an interpretive guide to Australian paintings, Toorak, 1974, 100 (illus.).

Barry Pearce, Arthur Boyd retrospective, Sydney, 1993, 62 (colour illus.). 44

Barry Pearce, Look, 'The legacy in Sydney Arthur Boyd', pg. 18-20, South Yarra, Jul 1999, 18.

Franz Philipp, Arthur Boyd, London, 1967, 38, 40. 2.34; plate no. 24

Daniel Thomas, Art and Australia [vol. 10, no. 1], 'Australian collection', pg. 52-62, Sydney, Jul 1972, 61 (illus.).

Rebels and precursors: Aspects of painting in Melbourne 1937-47, 'This exhibition is dedicated to the late Basil Burdett, one-time art critic of the Melbourne "Herald"', pg. 3-6, Victoria, 1968, 5, 8. 38; Collection of Modern Art of Australia

Exhibition history (8)

Arthur Boyd (1953), Peter Bray Gallery, Melbourne, 15 Sep 1953–24 Sep 1953

The formative years, 1940-45, Museum of Modern Art and Design, 17 Oct 1961–14 Nov 1961

Rebels and precursors: aspects of painting in Melbourne 1937-1947 (1962):

Arthur Boyd retrospective (1964), Museum of Modern Art and Design, 05 May 1964–28 May 1964

Arthur Boyd's Australia (1970), National Gallery of Victoria [St Kilda Road], Melbourne, 02 Apr 1970–04 May 1970

Arthur Boyd retrospective (1993-1994):

Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000

Australian modern masterpieces from the Art Gallery of New South Wales: