This work was a finalist in the 1924 Archibald Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1939.
oil on canvas
90.5 x 70.5 cm stretcher; 108.3 x 88.7 x 6.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, grey oil "A. Dattilo-Rubbo/ Sydney 1924.".
Signed u.r. verso, brown oil "A Dattilo-Rubbo/ ...".
Signed upper c. verso, black charcoal ".../ A.Datillo-Rubbo".
Gift of the artist 1939
Not on display
© Estate of Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo
Where the work was made
Shown in 5 exhibitions
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman (1924), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 10 Jan 1925–31 Mar 1925
Forty-sixth Annual Exhibition of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales (1925), Exhibition Gallery Department of Public Instruction, Sydney, Aug 1925 -
Artists by artists (1954), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Nov 1954–05 Dec 1954
Cav. Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo: painter and teacher and some prominent pupils (1980), Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney, 05 Dec 1980–18 Jan 1981
Australian Collection Focus: Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo (2011), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 28 May 2011–14 Aug 2011
Referenced in 9 publications
Jean Campbell, Cav. Antonio Dattilo-Rubb : painter and teacher and some prominent pupils, 'Introduction', pg. 4-22, Sydney, 1980, 29. cat.no. 20
Emma Collerton, Look, 'A passionate artist and teacher', pg. 46, Sydney, May 2011, 46 (colour illus.).
Emma Collerton, Australian Collection Focus: Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo, 'Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo', pg. 2-5, Sydney, 2011, cover (colour illus., detail), 12 (colour 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, 30 (illus.).
George Galway, Fifty years of Australian art 1879-1929, New South Wales, 1929, 29 (colour illus.).
Erik Langker, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Anthony Dattilo Rubbo', pg. 226-227, Sydney, Jan 1965, 227 (illus.).
Hal Missingham, Artists by artists, Sydney, 1954, (illus.). cat.no. 67
Royal Art Society of New South Wales, Royal Art Society of New South Wales 46th Annual Exhibition (1925), Sydney, 1925, (illus.). cat.no. 102; priced 100 guineas
Helen Topliss, Modernism and Feminism Australian Women Artists 1900-1940, Sydney, 1996, 60 (colour illus.).