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Title

Florence sleeping


Artist

Mary Abbott

Australia

1906 - 1996


About

Mary Abbott was born in Quirindi, NSW in 1906 and studied at a number of art schools in Sydney and London, most significantly at the Julian Ashton School from 1938-43. Between 1954 and 1958 she had paintings hung in the Archibald Prize five times, all portraits of women, reflecting her work as a portraitist, with which, along with teaching, she supported herself for much of her career. Her work was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery in 1985. The subject of this portrait is the artist's sister Florence.


Details


Date

1938


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil on pale grey paper


Dimensions

31.8 x 23.3 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Mary M.Abbott/ 1938".


Credit

Gift of Chris Roberts 2014


Location

Not on display


Accession number

49.2014


Artist information

Mary Abbott

Works in the collection

11


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Mary Abbott and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Mary Abbott Roberts 1935-1985, Bathurst, 1985, 4 (illus.), 5. cat.no. 5