Millers Point, morning
oil on hardboard
50.8 x 61.0 cm board; 68.4 x 78.5 x 2.7 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Marshall Bequest Fund 1952
© John Passmore Museum of Art
Where the work was made
Shown in 11 exhibitions
The Sydney Group (1952), Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 30 Jul 1952–18 Aug 1952
A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Sep 1953–25 Oct 1953
Sydney Harbour: an exhibition to mark the 175th anniversary of the founding of Australia (1963), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Oct 1963–19 Nov 1963
John Passmore Retrospective (1984-1985):
Twentieth century Australian masterworks from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Fred Williams Pilbara series from the collection of CRA Limited, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, 04 Oct 1985–06 Nov 1985
Observing Sydney - Views of and from Observatory Hill, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 07 May 1993–13 Jun 1993
Big Blue - the painted harbour (1997), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 21 Jun 1997–29 Mar 1998
Australian Painters Seeing Cézanne, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 28 Nov 1998–17 Jan 1999
Sydney studios, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 14 Aug 2004–26 Sep 2004
Harbourlife: Sydney Harbour from the 1940s to recent times:
Referenced in 18 publications
Dennis Colsey and Hal Missingham, One hundred years of Australian landscape painting: Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Art Exhibition 1968, Sydney, 1968, 18, 19 (illus.). cat.no. 19
Paula Dredge, Margaret Sawicki, Steven Miller and Lindsay Parker, S.A. Parker Framing Works, 'Works in the collection with known Parker frames', pg. 27-68, Sydney, 2004, 48 (colour illus.), 61 (illus.).
Deborah Edwards, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Mosaic and figure', pg. 213-214, Sydney, 2000, 227 (colour illus.), 301.
Our Art Critic (Paul Haefliger)., The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Sydney Group show is exciting', Sydney, 29 Jul 1952, unknown.
Robert Hughes, The art of Australia, Melbourne, 1970, 14, 206, 207 (illus.), 328. plate no. 82
Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian Collection: Painting and Sculpture', pg. 102-181, Sydney, 1999, 158 (colour illus.).
Elwyn Lynn., The Weekend Australian, 'Retrospective puts Passmore in order', Sydney, 29 Dec 1984-30 Dec 1984, page unknown.
Macquarie Galleries, The Sydney Group, Sydney, 1952. cat.no. 23; priced 16 guineas
Ewen McDonald, The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, 'From Colonialism to late Modernism', pg. 7-106, Sydney, 1994, 62 (colour illus.).
Hal Missingham, A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Sydney, 1953. cat.no. 150
Barry Pearce and Patrick McCaughey, Twentieth century Australian masterworks from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Fred Williams Pilbara Series, Tokyo, 1985, 32 (colour illus.). cat.no. 15
Barry Pearce, John Passmore 1904-84, Sydney, 1984, 16, 57 (colour illus.). cat.no. 30
Charles Pickett, Observer & observed: a pictorial history of Sydney Observatory and Observatory Hill, 'Observer & observed: a pictorial history', pg. 8-94, Sydney, 2001, 71 (colour illus.).
Margaretta Pos., Mercury, 'Passmore, artist in turmoil', Hobart, 02 Mar 1985, page unknown. Review of the Passmore retrospective at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
Ursula Prunster (Curator), Australian painters; Seeing Cézanne, Sydney, 1998, 30. cat.no. 24
The Brett Whiteley Studio (Editor), Big blue: the painted harbour (list of works), Sydney, 1997.
Daniel Thomas., Sydney Harbour, ‘Introduction', Sydney, 1963. cat.no. 47
Gavin Wilson, Harbourlife, 'harbourlife', pg. 7-32, Sydney, 2007, 56, 21, 20 (colour illus.).