Mrs Violet M Hammersley
Phillip Wilson Steer
28 Dec 1860 - 18 Mar 1942
Based on François Boucher's 'Mme de Pompadour' 1758
oil on canvas
214.0 x 153.7 cm stretcher; 229.5 x 169.5 x 8.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., oil "P.W. Steer 1907".
May Grainger Bequest Fund 1955
Shown in 8 exhibitions
Unknown, New Gallery 1908, New Gallery, London, 1908–1908
Unknown, Goupil Gallery 1923, Goupil Gallery, London, 1923–1923
Twenty-third annual international exhibition of paintings, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1924–1924
Loan exhibition of works by P. Wilson Steer, Tate Britain, England, 19 Apr 1929–21 Jul 1929
Unknown, British Council, Paris 1938, Exhibition Venue Unknown, 1938–1938
Unknown, New Gallery 1943, New Gallery, London, 1943–1943
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1955, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 Feb 1956–29 Feb 1956
The Edwardians: Secrets and Desire:
Violet Hammersley, Purchased by the AGNSW from Mrs Hammersley 1955
Referenced in 16 publications
Carnegie Institute, Twenty-third annual international exhibition of paintings, 1924.
Sir Joseph Duveen, Thirty years of British art, London, 1930, (colour illus.).
Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 186 (illus.).
Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'European', pg. 36-56, Sydney, 1988, 41.
Anne Gray, The Edwardians: secrets and desires, 'The Edwardians', pg. 11-72, Canberra, 2004, 84 (colour illus.), 229 (colour illus.). cat.no. 130
Mervyn Horton (Editor), Art and Australia, Sydney, Jul 1972.
Robin Ironside, Wilson Steer, 1943.
Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 164 (illus.). cat.no. 2087
Bruce Laughton, Phillip Wilson Steer 1860-1942, Oxford, 1971, 81-82. cat.no. 386, plate no. 147
Dugald Sutherland MacColl, The Life and Work and Setting of Phillip Wilson Steer, O.M., London, 1945, 104-106. cat.no. 208
Sir William Orpen, Outline of Art, London, circa 1929, 148, 397.
Frank Rutter, Modern Masterpieces, London, 1940?.
Frank Rutter, Art in my Time, Unknown, 1933, 183.
Tate Britain, Loan exhibition of works by P. Wilson Steer, 1929.
Editor Unknown (Editor), Sydney Mirror, Sydney, 09 Feb 1956.
Editor Unknown (Editor), The Studio, London, 1908, 227.