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Title

The reader


Artist

Grace Cossington Smith

Australia

1892 - 20 Dec 1984


Details


Date

1916


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

51.2 x 40.6 cm stretcher; 67.0 x 56.8 x 7.0 cm frame


Credit

Gift of Janna Bruce 1974


Location

Not on display


Accession number

22.1974


Artist information

Grace Cossington Smith

Works in the collection

24


Shown in 6 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 10 publications

Bibliography


Jude Adams, Barbara Hall and Jennifer Barber, Project 21: Women's images of women, Sydney, 1977. cat.no. 41; Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Mary Eagle, Australian Modern Painting Between the Wars 1914-1939, 'Light in Sydney', pg. 30-41, Sydney, 1989, 33.

Deborah Edwards, Sydney moderns: art for a new world, 'Colour, light and rhythm: tools for modernity', pg. 21-33, Sydney, 2013, 30 (colour illus.), 315.

Deborah Hart, Grace Cossington Smith, 'A room of her own', pg. 11-25, Canberra, 2005, 12 (colour illus.), 53, 123, 174.

Bruce James, Grace Cossington Smith, 'Deliberate frightfulness', pg. 41-52, Sydney, 1990, 48, 49 (colour illus.), 161. plate no. 15

Martyn Lyons, A history of the book in Australia 1891-1945, 'Reading models and reading communities', pg. 370-388, St. Lucia, 2001, 377 (illus.).

Ursula Prunster (Curator), Australian painters; Seeing Cézanne, Sydney, 1998, 31. cat.no. 36

Lynne Seear and Julie Ewington (Editors), Brought to Light: Australian Art 1850–1965 from the Queensland Art Gallery collection, 'A singular portrait. Grace Cossington Smith Portrait of a man', pg. 120-123, Brisbane, 1998, 120.

Bernard William Smith and Terry Smith, Australian painting 1788-1990, 'Leviticus 1913-32', pg. 167-204, South Melbourne, 1991, 174.

Roland Wakelin, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Post Impressionism in Sydney: Some personal recollections', pg. 91-95, Sydney, Jan 1962, 92.