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Mary Edwell-Burke

(Australia, Fiji 19 Jun 1894 – 19 Jan 1988)

Self Portrait
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

109.5 x 96.2 cm stretcher; 137.7 x 124.0 x 10.0 cm frame:

0 - Whole; 107.8 x 93.4 cm; SIGHT DIMENSIONS

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, black oil "Mary Edwards 36-".
Purchased 1937
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

This work was a finalist in the 1936 Archibald Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1937.

Bibliography (4)

Bonhams & Goodman, Melbourne (Editor), Australian fine art: Wednesday 26 August at 6pm Melbourne, Melbourne, 2008, 63 (illus.). NOTE: Painting titled 'Self Portrait' 1948 is very similar to the Gallery's painting.

Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. not paginated, 5 [Gallery No. 1]

Hal Missingham, Artists by artists, Sydney, 1954. 25; NOTE: artist's name at that time was Mary Edwards

Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 66], Sydney, Feb 1937, 33 (illus.).

Exhibition history (3)

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman (1936), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Jan 1937–15 Feb 1937

Australia's 150th anniversary celebrations: All Australian art exhibition (1938), National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Jan 1938–Apr 1938

Artists by artists (1954), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Nov 1954–05 Dec 1954

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