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An image of Silk and lace by W B McInnes

W B McInnes

(Australia 1889 – 1939)

Silk and lace
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

113.4 x 92.0 cm stretcher; 151.7 x 129.6 x 15.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, brown oil "W.B. McINNES". Not dated.
Purchased 1927
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

Silk and lace was awarded The Archibald Prize in 1926. The subject of William McInnes's fifth winning portrait was artist Esther Paterson. The work was acquired in 1927.

Bibliography (7)

Anna Waldmann, The Archibald Prize: an illustrated history 1921-1981, Sydney, 1981, 214 (colour illus.).

Erik Langker, Art Gallery of New South Wales quarterly, 'The Archibald prize', pg. 51-56, Sydney, Jan 1961, 51, 52 (illus.).

Lionel Lindsay., 150 years of Australian art, 'Foreword', Sydney, 1938, (illus.). 39; not paginated

Peter Ross, Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize, 'The Early Decades', pg. 16-31, Sydney, 1999, 21 (colour illus.), 22, 122 (colour illus.).

Peter Ross, Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize, 'Chapter 2: The early decades', pg. 15-37, Sydney, 2005, 18 (colour illus.), 19, 133.

Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 19], Sydney, Mar 1927, 13 (illus.).

Anna Waldmann, Art and Australia (Vol. 20, No. 2), 'The Archibald Prize', pg. 213-236, Sydney, Summer 1982, 214 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

The Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Jan 1927–12 Feb 1927