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An image of The lady in blue (Mr and Mrs J S MacDonald) by Hugh Ramsay

Hugh Ramsay

(Australia 25 May 1877 – 05 Mar 1906)

The lady in blue (Mr and Mrs J S MacDonald)
Other titles:
Portrait of a lady
Lady in blue. Portrait of Mr and Mrs James McDonald
Lady in blue
Place of origin
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

172.0 x 112.0 cm stretcher; 171.0 x 110.8 cm sight; 200.0 x 139.8 x 7.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.l., brown oil "Hugh Ramsay". Not dated. Signed verso on canvas, black oil "HUGH RAMSAY/ ...".
Presented by the family of Hugh Ramsay 1943
Accession number
19th c Australian art
Bibliography (6)

Patricia Fullerton, Hugh Ramsay 1877-1906, Melbourne, 1992, 61 (colour illus.). 39

Anne Gray, The Cambridge companion to Australian Art, 'Australian artists within a wider world 1900-1930', pg. 84-96, Port Melbourne, 2011, 88, 351. 7.4 (colour illus.), between pg. 108 and 109.

Anne Gray, The Edwardians: secrets and desires, Canberra, 2004, 213 (colour illus.). 109

Hal Missingham, A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Sydney, 1953. 91; titled 'The lady in blue'

Edward A Vidler, The art of Hugh Ramsay, 'Hugh Ramsay. An appreciation', pg. 5-20, Melbourne, 1918, 14, 19 (colour illus.), 26. 9

Editor Unknown (Editor), Argus, 'Paintings of Hugh Ramsay. Australian's notable work', Melbourne, 01 Oct 1918. Review of Hugh Ramsay's 1918 Memorial Exhibition, held at the Fine Art Society, Melbourne.

Exhibition history (7)

British Colonial Art Exhibition, Royal Institute of Painters Galleries, Piccadilly, 14 Jun 1902–20 Jul 1902

Exhibition of pictures by Hugh Ramsay, 'Myoora', North Caulfield, 16 Dec 1902–18 Dec 1902

Hugh Ramsay memorial exhibition, Fine Arts Society Gallery, Melbourne, 01 Oct 1918–12 Oct 1918

Hugh Ramsay loan exhibition, National Gallery of Victoria [Swanston Street], Melbourne, 16 Mar 1943–18 Apr 1943

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

Hugh Ramsay 1877-1906, National Gallery of Victoria [St Kilda Road], Melbourne, 15 Dec 1992–08 Feb 1993

The Edwardians: Secrets and Desire: