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Title

(Portrait of Christine)

1955


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. This is a portrait of the artist's daughter.


Details


Date

1955


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil and coloured pencil on paper


Dimensions

37.8 x 27.8 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated lower c., pencil "m.a./ 10.3-1955".


Credit

Gift of Chris Roberts 2014


Location

Not on display


Accession number

55.2014


Artist information

Mary Abbott

Works in the collection

11