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An image of The boy at the basin by William Dobell

William Dobell

(Australia, England 24 Sep 1899 – 13 May 1970)

Title
The boy at the basin
Place of origin
LondonEngland
Year
1932
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on wood panel
Dimensions

41.0 x 33.2 cm board; 51.0 x 43.6 x 5.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed u.l. corner, pencil "William Dobell [underlined]". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1939
Accession number
6788
Copyright
© Courtesy Sir William Dobell Art Foundation.
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (27)

Brian Adams, Portrait of an artist: A biography of William Dobell, Melbourne, 1983, 64 (colour illus.), 65, 66-68. plate no. 3

Uther Barker, Art in Australia [series 3, no. 76], 'The boy at the basin', Sydney, Nov 1938, 46-48, 49 (illus.).

Ian Burn, National life and landscape - Australian painting 1900-1940, 'Tradition in modern life', pg. 159-188, Sydney, 1990, 176 (colour illus.), 177, 216. plate no. 137

Helen Campbell, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Out of Sydney: city and hinterlands', pg. 185-186, Sydney, 2000, 186, 188, 189 (colour illus.), 300.

Elizabeth Donaldson, William Dobell: an artist's life, 'The London years', pg. 30-56, New South Wales, 2010, 54, 59, 178.

Deborah Edwards, Two centuries of Australian painting: a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Introduction', pg. 8-14, Sydney, 1986, 34 (illus.). cat.no. 36

James Gleeson, William Dobell, London, 1964, 19-20, 21 (colour illus.), 22. plate no. II

Jane Hylton, William Dobell: portraits in context, 'Image of contention', pg. 10-20, Kent Town, 2003, 21, 22, 30, 39 (colour illus.), 64 (colour illus.), back cover (colour illus.).

Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian Collection: Painting and Sculpture', pg. 102-181, Sydney, 1999, 142 (colour illus.).

Bruce James, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Light fantastic', pg. 11, Sydney, 02 Sep 2000, 11 (colour illus.). NOTE: page 11 of Spectrum lift-out.

Robert Lindsay., Aspects of Australian Art: Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling art exhibition 1976, 'William Dobell', Sydney, 1976, (colour illus.). cat.no. 45; not paginated

Margaret Meagher (Editor), State of the arts, Sydney, Dec 1996-Mar 1997, 7 (illus.).

Hal Missingham, William Dobell, Brisbane, 1959. cat.no. 2; not paginated

Margaret Olley and Jeffrey Smart, Favourites: Margaret Olley and Jeffrey Smart selections, Sydney, 2002. NOTE: No catalogue numbers; Margaret Olley selection.

Barry Pearce, Australian painters of the twentieth century, 'William Dobell', pg. 76-87, Roseville, 2000, 76 (colour illus.), 79.

Peter Raissis, William Dobell - the painter's progress, 'London: life and portraits', pg. 32-72, Sydney, 1997, 17, 24, 32, 35, 37-38, 39 (colour illus.), 117, 144. cat.no. 5a

Linda Slutzkin, Interiors - from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1981, 4, 8-9, 19 (colour illus.). cat.no. 7

Bernard Smith, 100 years of Australian painting, 'Foreword', pg. 2-4, Sydney, 1948, 10. cat.no. 59

William Splatt and Barbara Burton, 100 masterpieces of Australian painting, Adelaide, 1973, 142, 143 (colour illus.). plate no. 68

Laurence Thomas, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'William Dobell', pg. 3-5, Sydney, Oct 1959, 4.

Tony Tuckson, New South Wales Travelling Art Scholarship 1900 to 1956, Sydney, 1956, 8. cat.no. 9

Clive Turnbull, Jean Campbell and Daniel Thomas, Australian painting: colonial, impressionist, contemporary, Adelaide, 1962, 42. cat.no. 92

Sydney Ure Smith (Editor), Art of Australia 1788-1941, New York, 1941, 27, 45, (illus.). cat.no. 110

Judith White, Australian art collector, 'Yours sincerely: William Dobell', pg. 56-59, Sydney, Apr 2000-Jun 2000, 59.

The Adelaide Festival of Arts 1962: Special exhibitions at the National Gallery of South Australia, 'Australian Painting: Colonial, Impressionist, Contemporary', Adelaide, 1962. cat.no. 92; not paginated

Author Unknown, William Dobell: the painters progress, Sydney, 1997, (illus.).

Look, Heidelberg, Mar 1997, 6 (illus.).

Exhibition history (13)

Art of Australia 1788-1941:

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

New South Wales Travelling Art Scholarship 1900 to 1956, National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Apr 1956 -

The art of William Dobell (1959), Finney's Art Gallery, Brisbane, 11 Aug 1959–11 Sep 1959

Australian Painting: Colonial, Impressionist, Contemporary (1962-63):

William Dobell: Paintings from 1926 - 1964 (1964), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Jul 1964–30 Aug 1964

Aspects of Australian art: Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Art Exhibition 1976, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1976–1977

Two centuries of Australian painting, a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Orange Regional Gallery, Australia, 19 Apr 1986–15 Jun 1986

William Dobell the painter's progress (1997-1998):

Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000

Favourites: Margaret Olley and Jeffrey Smart (2002), S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 12 Jan 2002–24 Feb 2002

Genius and ambition: the Royal Academy of Arts, London 1768-1918, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria, 02 Mar 2014–09 Jun 2014