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Title

Portrait study (Henry Gibbons)


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. Henry Gibbons (1884-1972) taught at the Julian Ashton School for forty years from 1923, becoming Head of the School in 1942 on the death of Ashton.


Details


Date

1949?


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil on paper


Dimensions

32.8 x 28.7 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated lower c., pencil "Mary M. Abbott/ 1949?".


Credit

Gift of Chris Roberts 2014


Location

Not on display


Accession number

58.2014


Artist information

Mary Abbott

Works in the collection

11