oil on canvas
69.1 x 49.4 cm stretcher; 82.0 x 62.0 x 5.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed u.l. corner, brown oil "O'BRIEN". Not dated.
Not on display
© Estate of Justin O'Brien
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Justin O'Brien (1988), Australian Galleries, Melbourne, Collingwood, 08 Aug 1988–29 Aug 1988
Modern Muses (1989), S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, 19 Oct 1989–19 Nov 1989
The naked and the nude, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, 13 Sep 2008–07 Dec 2008
Justin O'Brien: the sacred music of colour, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Dec 2010–27 Feb 2011
Referenced in 11 publications
Australian Galleries, Melbourne, Justin O'Brien, Melbourne, 1988. cat.no. 1
Elizabeth Cross, The Naked and the Nude, Ballarat, 2008.
Christine France, Justin O'Brien: image and icon, Sydney, 1997, 153 (illus.), 169. figure no. 23
Anne Loxley, Modern muses: classical mythology in Australian art 1940-1989, Sydney, 1989. cat.no. 18
Ewen McDonald, AGNSW Collections, 'From Colonialism to late Modernism', pg. 7-106, Sydney, 1994, 86 (colour illus.).
Barry Pearce, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The enduring image', pg. 265-266, Sydney, 2000, 268 (colour illus.), 301.
Savill Galleries [Sydney], Australian paintings, Sydney, Summer 2004. cat.no. 28; this is a study for the painting 'Venus No. 1' and is reproduced in colour
Ted Snell, The Australian, 'The pilgrim who refuses to leave the shrine', pg. 10, Sydney, 17 Aug 1988, 10.
Sotheby's Australia (Compilator), Sotheby's Australia - Fine Australian and International Paintings, Drawings, Woollahra, May 2001, 38. lot no. 20; this is a study for the painting 'Venus No. 1' and is reproduced in colour on pg. 39
Natalie Wilson, Justin O'Brien: the sacred music of colour, 'Justin O'Brien and the art of transfiguration', pg. 23-145, Sydney, 2010, 144, 150 (colour illus.), 160, 169. cat.no. 91
Natalie Wilson, Justin O'Brien catalogue supplement, Sydney, 2010, 36. cat.no. 91