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Max Meldrum

(Scotland, Australia 03 Dec 1875 – 06 Jun 1955)

Title
Portrait of John Farmer
Year
(1936)
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

76.5 x 97.4 cm stretcher; 107.0 x 127.0 x 9.5 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.l. corner, brown oil "Meldrum". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1937
Accession number
6391
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (11)

Basil Burdett., Art in Australia [series 3, no. 66], 'The Archibald Competition', Sydney, Feb 1937, 31 (illus.).

Paula Dredge, Margaret Sawicki, Steven Miller and Lindsay Parker, S.A. Parker Framing Works, 'Works in the collection with known Parker frames', pg. 27-68, Sydney, 2004, 51 (illus.).

Robert Haines., Paintings and drawings by Max Meldrum, 'Foreword', Sydney, 1974. cat.no. 30

Hal Missingham, Artists by artists, Sydney, 1954, (illus.). cat.no. 50

Hal Missingham, A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Sydney, 1953. cat.no. 141

Peter Perry and John Perry, Max Meldrum and associates: their art, lives and influences, 'Disputes, trusteeship of National Gallery of Victoria and Science of Appearances', pg. 39-42, Victoria, 1996, 39 (illus.), 129.

Bernard Smith, 100 years of Australian painting, 'Foreword', pg. 2-4, Sydney, 1948, 6. cat.no. 14

Bernard William Smith, A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 146. cat.no. 468

Bernard William Smith and Terry Smith, Australian painting 1788-1990, 'Leviticus 1913-32', pg. 167-204, South Melbourne, 1991, 202 (colour illus.). illus.no. 115

Alex Taylor, Perils of the studio: inside the artistic affairs of bohemian Melbourne, 'The lives of number nine', pg. 9-34, North Melbourne, 2007, 21 (colour illus.). figure 12

Kenneth Wilkinson (Editor), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 70], Sydney, Mar 1938, 63 (illus.).

Exhibition history (6)

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

Loan exhibition of paintings by Max Meldrum, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Mar 1947–16 Apr 1947

100 years of Australian painting (1948), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Apr 1948–17 May 1948

A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Sep 1953–25 Oct 1953

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

Paintings and drawings by Max Meldrum, David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney, 15 May 1974–01 Jun 1974