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An image of Beach idyll by Arthur Murch

Arthur Murch

(Australia 08 Jul 1902 – 23 Sep 1989)

Beach idyll
Media category
Materials used
tempera on canvas on plywood

35.5 x 59.1 cm board; 34.3 x 57.8 cm sight edge; 47.3 x 70.5 x 3.8 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, green (tempera?) "MURCH 1930".
Purchased with assistance from the Visual Arts Board Australia Council Contemporary Art Purchase Grant 1975
Accession number
© Murch Family
Not on display
Bibliography (10)

Deborah Edwards, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Classical allusions', pg. 135-136, Sydney, 2000, 136, 137 (colour illus.), 301.

Liz Gibson, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Rayner Hoff / Arthur Murch', pg. 60-71, Sydney, 2002, 65 (colour illus.), 66, 145, 147.

Barry Humphries., The Australian, 'Arcadia's pearly lustre', Surry Hills, 05 Jan 1994. page number unknown; copy in AGNSW Library's Australian artists' solo exhibition file under 'Arthur Murch'

Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian Collection: Painting and Sculpture', pg. 102-181, Sydney, 1999, 140 (colour illus.).

Steven Miller, Look, 'An artist for all seasons: Arthur Murch', pg. 14, South Yarra, Jul 2000, 14.

Ria Murch, Arthur Murch: An artist's life 1902-1989, Avalon Beach, 1997, 43, 68 (colour illus.), 147.

Margaret Olley and Barry Humphries, Favourites: Margaret Olley and Barry Humphries choose from public and private collections, Sydney, 2000. Catalogue entry appears in inserted list to printed catalogue: Selections by Barry Humphries

Barry Pearce, Look, 'Arthur Murch A Human Eye', pg. 20, Heidelberg, Nov 1997, 20 (colour illus.).

Daniel Thomas, Creating Australia: 200 years of art 1788-1988, 'Twentieth-Century Art: Culture', pg.146, Melbourne, 1988, 154 (colour illus.), 246.

Daniel Thomas, Project 19: Arthur Murch, Sydney, 1977. 3

Exhibition history (4)

Project 19 - Arthur Murch (1977), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Jul 1977–28 Aug 1977

Arthur Murch 1902-1989: A Retrospective, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 27 Aug 1992–20 Sep 1992

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

Parallel Visions: Twenty-two artists from the Australian collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Feb 2002–May 2003