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An image of The studio corner by Francis Lymburner

Francis Lymburner

(Australia 11 Jun 1916 – 10 Oct 1972)

The studio corner
(circa 1964)
Media category
Materials used
oil on hardboard

121.3 x 91.2 cm board; 140.8 x 110.6 x 3.7 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, brown oil "Lymburner". Not dated.
Purchased 1987
Accession number
© Reproduced with permission
Not on display
Bibliography (10)

Helen Campbell, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Out of Sydney: city and hinterlands', pg. 185-186, Sydney, 2000, 212 (colour illus.), 301.

Barry Humphries, Favourites: Margaret Olley and Barry Humphries choose from public and private collections, 'Introduction', pg. 4-5, Sydney, 2000, 5 (colour illus.). Catalogue entry appears in inserted list to printed catalogue: Selections by Barry Humphries

Gertrude Langer., The Courier Mail, 'Lymburner's paintings', Brisbane, 29 Mar 1966.

Ewen McDonald, The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, 'From Colonialism to late Modernism', pg. 7-106, Sydney, 1994, 65 (colour illus.).

Ronald Millar., The Herald Melbourne, 'From Paris with style', Melbourne, 03 Nov 1965.

Barry Pearce, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian', pg. 13-35, Sydney, 1988, 33.

Barry Pearce and Hendrik Kolenberg, Francis Lymburner, Sydney, 1992, 68 (colour illus.), 69. 41

Wallace Thornton., The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Art exhibition reviews; Dominion', Sydney, 02 Jun 1965.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Art and Australia, Exhibition commentary, 01 Jun 1970.

unknown author., The Courier Mail, 'Prize art entries', Brisbane, 09 Nov 1967.

Exhibition history (7)

W.D. & H.O. Wills Art Prize, David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney, 1965–1965

H. Caselli Richards Memorial Prize 1966, Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, 1967–1967


Francis Lymburner Retrospective:

Inside Out: Still Life and Interiors Post 1950, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 31 Jul 1999–31 Jan 2000

Favourites: Margaret Olley and Barry Humphries choose from Australian collections (2000), S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 15 Jan 2000–27 Feb 2000

Sydney studios, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 14 Aug 2004–26 Sep 2004