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An image of Silent Bob Bates by Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts

(England, Australia 08 Mar 1856 – 14 Sep 1931)

Title
Silent Bob Bates
Other titles:
Silent B.B. Bates
Place of origin
InverellNew South WalesAustralia
Year
1895
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on cedar panel
Dimensions

76.4 x 39.5 cm board; 83.5 x 46.6 x 6.2 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated c.l. below right shoulder, brown oil "T.Roberts/ AP.95".
Credit
Purchased 1947
Accession number
7912
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (13)

Sarah Engledow, Impressions: painting light & life, Catalogue essay, pg. 7-16, Canberra, 2011, 11, 88 (caption), 89 (colour illus.). cat.no. 36

Elizabeth Greenup, History is ... Book 2, South Melbourne, 1990, 135 (illus.).

Inverell Art Gallery, Tom Roberts Art Exhibition. Tom Roberts Festival 2001, Inverell, 2001, 5, 11, 13. cat.no. 17 (framed colour photograph of the painting as the work did not tour to Inverell)

Patrick H McCarthy, Bailed up: the story behind the painting, Sydney, 2006, 14, 87 (colour illus.), 92-99, 149, 177.

John McPhee, Red cedar in Australia, 'Introduction', pg. 8-21, Glebe, 2004, 21 (colour illus.), 121. cat.no. 112

Nan Musgrove., The Australian women's weekly, '"All this began at two bob a night at Collingwood"', Sydney, 26 Apr 1972.

Barry Pearce, Australian Collection Focus: Tom Roberts Bailed Up 1895/1927, Sydney, 1998, (illus.).

Virginia Spate, Tom Roberts, Melbourne, 1978, 94-95.

Daniel Thomas, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Tom Roberts', pg. 466-487, Sydney, Jul 1969, 473 (illus.).

Helen Topliss, Tom Roberts 1856-1931: a catalogue raisonné. Volume 2 - Plates, Melbourne, 1985, (colour illus.). plate no. 107

Helen Topliss, Tom Roberts 1856-1931: a catalogue raisonné. Volume 1 - Text, Melbourne, 1985, 138. cat.no. 234f.

Russel Ward and Graeme Inson, The glorious years of Australia fair from the birth of the Bulletin to Versailles, Milton, 1971, (colour illus.).

Vivienne Webb, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Golden age', pg. 37-38, Sydney, 2000, 61 (colour illus.), 302.

Exhibition history (3)

Australian Collection Focus: Tom Roberts Bailed Up 1895/1927, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Jul 1998–25 Oct 1998

Red cedar in Australia, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 08 May 2004–15 Aug 2004

Impressions: painting light and life, National Portrait Gallery [Parliamentary Zone], Canberra, 25 Nov 2011–04 Mar 2012