This work was a finalist in the 1954 Archibald Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1955.
oil on canvas on hardboard
94.6 x 75.5 cm board; 112.4 x 94.0 x 6.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, black oil "Carington Smith 54".
Not on display
© Estate of Jack Carington Smith
Where the work was made
Shown in 8 exhibitions
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman (1954), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Jan 1955–27 Feb 1955
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1955, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 Feb 1956–29 Feb 1956
New South Wales Travelling Art Scholarship 1900 to 1956, National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Apr 1956 -
The Arts Festival of the Olympic Games (1956), National Gallery of Victoria [Swanston Street], Melbourne, 18 Nov 1956–15 Dec 1956
J. Carington Smith (1962), Myer Emporium, Adelaide, 21 Mar 1962–04 Apr 1962
Jack Carington Smith: a retrospective exhibition of paintings 1938-1963, Adult Education Board of Tasmania, 30 May 1963–Unknown
Famous Australians by famous Australian artists, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 07 Mar 1964–21 Mar 1964
Jack Carington Smith retrospective (1977):
- Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart 10 Aug 1976–12 Sep 1976
- Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Launceston Sep 1976–31 Oct 1976
Referenced in 9 publications
Sue Backhouse, Jack Carington Smith, Hobart, 1976, 3 (illus.), 9, 12. cat.no. 16
Famous Australian artists, The Adelaide Festival of Arts 1964: Souvenir Catalogue of special exhibitions at the National Gallery of South Australia, Famous Australians, Adelaide, 1964. cat. no. 34
Joseph Burke., Jack Carington Smith, 'Foreward', Hobart, 1963. cat.no. 6
Douglas Dundas, Art and Australia, 'Jack Carington Smith', pg. 258-268, Sydney, Jan 1973, 264 (illus.).
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes for 1955, Sydney, 1955. cat.no. 42
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Purchases and Acquisitions for 1955 National Art Gallery of N.S.W., Sydney, 1956, 9. cat.no. 19
Olympic Civic Committee of Melbourne City Council, The arts festival of the Olympic Games, Melbourne: a guide to the exhibitions with introductory commentaries on the arts in Australia, Melbourne, 1956, 106 (illus.).
Laurie Thomas, Modern Australian painting and sculpture: a survey of Australian art from 1950-1960, 'Introduction', pg. 1-10, Adelaide, 1960, 60 (colour illus.). titled 'Professor A. McAulay'
Tony Tuckson, New South Wales Travelling Art Scholarship 1900 to 1956, Sydney, 1956, 10. cat.no. 17