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An image of Dame Mary Gilmore by Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

(Australia 12 Mar 1905 – 22 Jul 1995)

Dame Mary Gilmore
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

85.7 x 92.3 cm stretcher; 108.4 x 114.0 x 8.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., mauve oil "Joshua/ 43".
Gift of Dame Mary Gilmore 1945
Accession number
© Yve Close
Not on display
Further information

This work was a finalist in the 1943 Archibald Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1945.

Bibliography (6)

Janet Hawley, Artists in conversation, Richmond, 2012, xx (colour illus.).

Peter Ross, Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize, 'The Early Decades', pg. 16-31, Sydney, 1999, 34 (colour illus.).

Yve Close, Joshua Smith: artist 1905-1995, 'The Archibald Prize', pg. 33-46, New South Wales, 1998, 35-36, 41, 78, 115 (colour illus.), 209-210. plate no. 19, 28

Anne Loxley and Warren Horton, About Face - Aspects of Australian Portraiture c.1770-1993, Canberra, 1994, 12.

Famous Australian artists, The Adelaide Festival of Arts 1964: Souvenir Catalogue of special exhibitions at the National Gallery of South Australia, Famous Australians, Adelaide, 1964. cat. no. 35

Laurie Thomas, Modern Australian painting and sculpture: a survey of Australian art from 1950-1960, 'Introduction', pg. 1-10, Adelaide, 1960, 35 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (4)

Famous Australians by famous Australian artists, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 07 Mar 1964–21 Mar 1964

About face: Aspects of Australian Portraiture c.1770 - 1993, National Portrait Gallery [Old Parliament House], Canberra, 31 Mar 1994–14 Aug 1994

The possibilities of Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery [Old Parliament House], Canberra, 04 Mar 1999–20 Jun 1999

Joshua Smith retrospective, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney, 02 Dec 2005–22 Jan 2006