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An image of Souvenir by William Dobell

William Dobell

(Australia, England 24 Sep 1899 – 13 May 1970)

Place of origin
SydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Media category
Materials used
oil on paperboard

20.1 x 25.1 cm board (irreg.); 32.0 x 37.1 x 3.8 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, white oil "W Dobell. 43".
Gift from the Instone Collection in memory of Roland Instone 1972
Accession number
© Courtesy Sir William Dobell Art Foundation.
Not on display
Bibliography (6)

Prue Davidson, William Dobell - the painter's progress, 'Return to Sydney and the war years', pg. 73-89, Sydney, 1997, 73, 74, 77 (colour illus), 78, 144. 25a

Elizabeth Donaldson, William Dobell: an artist's life, 'The War years', pg. 57-69, New South Wales, 2010, 61, 62 (colour illus.), 201 (colour illus.).

Elizabeth Donaldson and Robert Donaldson, William Dobell: his life, art and home, 'Return to Australia, the war years', pg. 27-35, New South Wales, 2011, 28, 34 (colour illus.), 137.

James Gleeson, The drawings of William Dobell in the Australian National Gallery, 'At the Cross', pg. 46-47, Canberra, 1992, 46, 47 (colour illus.), 63. figure no. 67

Hal Missingham, William Dobell, Brisbane, 1959. 18; titled 'The souvenir'; Lent from the collection of late R Instone, Esq., Sydney; not paginated

Yvonne Preston, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Hunt for "borrower" as Dobell work is recovered', pg. 3, Sydney, 28 Aug 1984, 3 (illus.). Article about the theft and recovery of the painting from the Gallery in August 1984.

Exhibition history (7)

Society of Artists Annual Exhibition (1943), Education Department Gallery [Loftus Street], Sydney, 14 Aug 1943–01 Sep 1943

Famous paintings from Australian homes, David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney, 14 May 1957–24 May 1957

The art of William Dobell (1959), Finney's Art Gallery, Brisbane, 11 Aug 1959–11 Sep 1959

William Dobell: Paintings from 1926 - 1964 (1964), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Jul 1964–30 Aug 1964

William Dobell the painter's progress (1997-1998):

Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000

Kings Cross - Bohemian Sydney, Elizabeth Bay House, Elizabeth Bay, 31 May 2003–21 Sep 2003

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