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An image of Portrait of Sir John Sulman by John Longstaff

John Longstaff

(Australia 1862 – 01 Oct 1941)

Title
Portrait of Sir John Sulman
Other titles:
Sir John Sulman
Year
(1931)
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

104.4 x 96.5 cm

Signature & date
Signed u.r., oil "J Longstaff".
Credit
Purchased 1931
Accession number
966
Location
Not on display
Further information

The architect John Sulman (1849–1934) was a trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1899–1934 and president from 1919 until his death in 1934. His children endowed the Sir John Sulman Prize for genre (subject) painting or mural decoration, to be awarded annually by the Gallery's trustees in conjunction with the Archibald and Wynne Prizes. Sulman's architectural commissions in Australia include the Women's College, University of Sydney (1890–94) and Presbyterian churches at Woollahra, Manly and Randwick. His most important work was the Thomas Walker Convalescent Hospital at Concord.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006

Bibliography (7)

Douglas Dundas, Art Gallery of New South Wales quarterly, 'The Wynne and Sulman prizes', pg. 53-56, Sydney, Jan 1961, 53 (illus.), 55.

Anna Waldmann, The Archibald Prize: an illustrated history 1921-1981, Sydney, 1981, 217 (colour illus.).

Prue Joske, Debonair Jack, South Yarra, 1994, 158 (illus.).

Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. cat.no. 202; titled 'Sir John Sulman', [Gallery No. 3]

Peter Ross, Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize, 'The Early Decades', pg. 16-31, Sydney, 1999, 27 (colour illus.), 124 (colour illus.).

Peter Ross, Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize, ‘Chapter 2: The early decades’, pg. 15-37, Sydney, 2005, 25 (colour illus.), 134 (colour illus.). titled 'Sir John Sulman'

Anna Waldmann, Art and Australia (Vol. 20, No. 2), 'The Archibald Prize', pg. 213-236, Sydney, Summer 1982, 217 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (2)

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman (1931), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Jan 1932–27 Feb 1932

150 years of Australian art (1938), National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Jan 1938–25 Apr 1938