The pea pickers
26 Sep 1909 - 06 Jul 1999
This work was a finalist in the 1944 Sulman Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1945.
oil on hardboard
53.3 x 70.4 cm board; 75.8 x 93.6 x 3.7 cm frame :
0 - Whole; 55.7 x 73.5 cm; SIGHT DIMENSION
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, black oil "ELAINE HAXTON 44".
Not on display
Sir John Sulman Prize
Shown in 4 exhibitions
One hundred years of Australian art, Exhibition Venue Unknown, 1945–1946
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
Review: works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 08 Mar 1995–04 Jun 1995
Referenced in 5 publications
Janine Burke, Australian women artists 1840-1940, Collingwood, 1980, 167, 107 (illus.). plate no. 27
William Kelly, Heritage of Australian art: reflections on the history of Australian painters and paintings, 'Introduction', pg. 4-7, Melbourne, 1984, 38 (colour illus.).
Bernard Smith, 100 years of Australian painting, 'Foreword', pg. 2-4, Sydney, 1948, 11. cat.no. 63
Bernard William Smith, Place, taste and tradition: a study of Australian art since 1788, 'Realism in Australian contemporary art', pg. 239-267, South Melbourne, 1979, 250, 251 (illus.). plate no. 94
Trustees of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales, One hundred years of Australian art, Sydney, circa 1945. cat.no. 36