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Title

Electra

(1944)


Artist

Jean Bellette

Australia, Spain

1908 - 16 Mar 1991


About

This work was a finalist in the 1944 Sulman Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1944.


Details


Date

(1944)


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on paper on hardboard


Dimensions

59.5 x 75.5 cm board; 76.8 x 92.1 x 9.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner, red oil "JB". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1944


Location

Not on display


Accession number

7415


Sir John Sulman Prize

- 1944


Artist information

Jean Bellette

Works in the collection

21


Shown in 7 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 16 publications

Bibliography


Claire Armstrong (Editor), Art and Australia (Vol. 42, No. 2), Sydney, Dec 2004-Feb 2005, 194 (colour illus.). Advertisement for the Jean Bellete touring retrospective exhibition, organised by Bathurst Regional Art Gallery & SH Ervin Gallery.

Herbert Badham, A gallery of Australian art, 'Introduction', pg. v-vii., Sydney, 1954, xi, (illus.). plate no. 51

Amanda Beresford, Art and Australia (Vol. 31, No. 3), 'Mind, myth and modernism: Revaluing Jean Bellette', pg. 372-379, Sydney, Autumn 1994, 372, 374 (colour illus.), 376.

Deborah Edwards, Stampede of the Lower Gods: Classical Mythology in Australian Art, Sydney, Sep 1989, 65.

Deborah Edwards, Daphne Wallace, Margo Neale, Victoria Lynn and Sandra Byron, Review: works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1995.

Christine France, Amanda Beresford and Barbara Hall, Jean Bellette retrospective, Sydney, 2004, 18, 27 (colour illus.), 68, 71. no catalogue numbers

James Gleeson, Contemporary Australian painting, Unknown, 1956. not paginated, cat.no. 3

Joan Kerr (Editor), Heritage: The national women's art book, Sydney, 1995, 238 (colour illus.), 239. cat.no. 404. Entry by Deborah Edwards. Biography by Barbara Hall pg. 310-311.

John McDonald, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'The art of enigma', pg. 19, Sydney, 02 Apr 2005-03 Apr 2005, 19. Review of Jean Bellette Retrospective in Spectrum section.

Hal Missingham, Contemporary Australian painting from the National Collection, Sydney, circa 1946, 12. cat.no. 22

National Council of Women, An exhibition of women's achievements in the arts, New South Wales, 1960. cat.no. 49; Kindly lent by the AGNSW

New South Wales Society of Artists, Society of Artists Annual Exhibition, Sydney, 1944. cat.no. 63; priced 50 guineas

Bernard William Smith, Place, taste and tradition: a study of Australian art since 1788, 'The modern movement in Australia', pg. 181-213, South Melbourne, 1979, 207 (illus.). plate no. 83

Laurence Thomas, Twelve Australian artists, 'Introduction', pg. 6-10, London, 1953, 18. cat.no. 48

Laurie Thomas (Editor), Jubilee exhibition of Australian art, Sydney, 1951, 43. cat.no. 123

Sydney Ure Smith (Editor), Present day art in Australia, Sydney, 1949, 57 (illus.).