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Title

Little boy in costume

(1957)


Artist

Justin O'Brien

Australia, Italy

02 Aug 1917 - 17 Jan 1996


Details


Other Title

The young clown


Place where the work was made

Elizabeth Bay Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

(1957)


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on hardboard


Dimensions

61.5 x 41.0 cm board; 80.5 x 60.4 x 5.7 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed u.r. corner, green oil "O'BRIEN". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1957


Location

Not on display


Accession number

9388


Artist information

Justin O'Brien

Works in the collection

20


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


the 'Mirror' art critic., Daily Mirror, 'Festive note in display', Sydney, 05 Sep 1957.

Macquarie Galleries, 29th annual exhibition: Contemporary Group, Sydney, 1957. cat. no. 17, titled 'The young clown', priced 40 guineas

Natalie Wilson, Justin O'Brien: the sacred music of colour, 'Justin O'Brien and the art of transfiguration', pg. 23-145, Sydney, 2010, 76, 78 (colour illus.), 158. cat.no. 42

Natalie Wilson, Justin O'Brien catalogue supplement, Sydney, 2010, 19. cat.no. 42

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1957, National Art Gallery of N.S.W., Sydney, 1957, 10. cat.no. 18; titled 'Little boy in costume', title changed at artist's request.