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Merlyn Evans

(Wales 13 Mar 1910 – 31 Oct 1973)

The trial
Media category
Materials used
tempera on duck

91.7 x 152.3 cm; 116.3 x 177.3 x 9.3 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., black paint "Evans 49".
Purchased 1952
Accession number
Not on display
Provenance (1)

Source unknown, Purchased by the AGNSW in London 1952

Bibliography (11)

Ernest Brown and Phillips Ltd, London, Catalogue of the seventeenth annual exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculpture by artists of fame and of promise: part two, London, 1949. 120

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 55 (illus.).

Ted Gott, Laurie Benson and Sophie Matthiesson, Modern Britain 1900-1960, Melbourne, 2007, 252 (colour illus.).

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 78. 613

European Masters', The Adelaide Festival of Arts 1960: Souvenir catalogue of special exhibitions at the National Gallery of South Australia, 'Paintings, Adelaide, 1960. 3

Eric Newton, Sunday Times, 'An Important Picture', London, 28 Aug 1949.

Whitechapel Art Gallery, Merlyn Evans, London, 1956, (illus.). Plate no. XIII

Editor Unknown (Editor), South Wales Post, Unknown, 27 Oct 1955.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily Mail, London, 07 Sep 1949, (illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), Rand Daily Mail, Johannesburg, 31 Aug 1949.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily Graphic, Unknown, 30 Aug 1949.

Exhibition history (6)

Artists of fame and promise: part two, 1949, The Leicester Galleries, London, 19 Aug 1949–17 Sep 1949

Modern British Painting 1900-1949, The Heffer Gallery, Cambridge, Oct 1949–Nov 1949

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1952, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 Mar 1953–24 May 1953

Merlyn Evans Retrospective 1927-1956, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 04 Oct 1956–04 Nov 1956

Paintings by European masters: Adelaide Festival of Arts 1960, National Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 12 Mar 1960–26 Mar 1960

Modern Britain 1900-1960, NGV: International, Melbourne, 15 Nov 2007–24 Feb 2008

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