(Scotland, Australia 03 Dec 1875 – 06 Jun 1955)
99.5 x 89.5 cm stretcher; 115.7 x 105.8 x 8.5 cm frame
Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. cat.no. 796 [Gallery No. 7]
Peter Perry and John Perry, Max Meldrum and associates: their art, lives and influences, 'Establishment of painting theory and school of painting', pg. 25-31, Victoria, 1996, 24 (illus.), 25, 129. titled 'Contes (Storytime) or (An interesting chapter)'; dated c.1911
Sydney Ure Smith, Bertram Stevens and Charles Lloyd Jones (Editors), Art in Australia [vol. 1, no. 8], Sydney, 1920, (colour illus.). This work is titled 'The reading'.
Society of Artists Spring Exhibition (1914), Society Rooms, Queen Victoria Markets, Sydney, Nov 1914 -
Australia's 150th anniversary celebrations: All Australian art exhibition (1938), National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Jan 1938–Apr 1938
Loan exhibition of paintings by Max Meldrum, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Mar 1947–16 Apr 1947