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An image of Eileen by Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts

(England, Australia 08 Mar 1856 – 14 Sep 1931)

Title
Eileen
Year
1892
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

48.9 x 36.2 cm stretcher; 69.3 x 59.0 x 8.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, brown oil "Tom Roberts/ 1892".
Credit
Purchased 1892
Accession number
998
Location
19th c Australian art
Bibliography (37)

Robert Hughes, The art of Australia, 'The Heidelberg School 1885-96', pg. 53-74, Ringwood, 1970, 12, 60 (illus.), 61, 329. plate no. 19

Daniel Thomas, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Tom Roberts', pg. 466-487, Sydney, Jul 1969, 470 (illus.), 471.

Alan McCulloch, The golden age of Australian painting - Impressionism and the Heidelberg school, Melbourne, 1969, 60, 67 (colour illus.), 158.

Bernard William Smith, A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 175.

Hal Missingham, A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Sydney, 1953. cat.no. 60

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Tom Roberts exhibition, National Art Gallery of NSW: souvenir catalogue, Sydney, 1947, 11. cat.no. 15

Eleonore H. Lange, Art in Australia [series 4, no. 1], 'Portraiture through the ages', pg. 10-22, Sydney, Mar 1941, 18 (illus.).

Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. cat.no. 164

Robert Croll, Tom Roberts: father of Australian landscape painting, Melbourne, 1935, 45.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Australasian art review, Sydney, 01 Aug 1899, 23.

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1899, Sydney, 1899. cat.no. 288

Australian artists: Some have real artistic merit and the collection is credible', Chicago Daily Tribune, 'Pictures, pg. 9, Chicago, 08 Jun 1893, 9.

World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893: Catalogue of the exhibits in the New South Wales Courts, ‘Department K. Fine Arts, Painting, Sculpture, &c. Group CXL. - Paintings in Oil.’, pg. 432-436, Sydney, 1893, 435, 442. cat. no. 10

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1893, Sydney, 1893, 107. cat.no. 372

Marcus B. Huish (Compilator), The year's art 1893: a concise epitome of all matters relating to the arts of painting, sculpture, and architecture which have occurred during the year 1892, together with information respecting the events of the year 1893, 'Australia: New South Wales', pg. 205-207, London, 1893, 206-207 (illus.). b&w line drawing

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 02 Sep 1892, 2.

Royal Art Society of New South Wales, Art Society of New South Wales Spring Exhibition Catalogue, Sydney, 1892, 18. cat.no. 54; priced £52.10.0

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1891, Sydney, 1891, Addendum.

Sarah Engledow, Impressions: painting light & life, Catalogue essay, pg. 7-16, Canberra, 2011, 16, 76 (caption), 77 (colour illus.). cat.no. 30

John McDonald, Art of Australia. Vol. 1: Exploration to Federation, ‘The only truly representative Australian school of painting’, pg. 357-418, Sydney, 2008, 409 (colour illus.).

Sebastian Smee, Weekend Australian, ‘Australian pastoral’, pg. 20, Australia, 14 Apr 2007, 20. Review of the ‘Australian Impressionism’ exhibition at Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria.

Angus Trumble, Australian Impressionism, 'Colony and Capital in Australian Impressionist Portraiture', pg. 181-187, Melbourne, 2007, 186, 336, 195 (colour illus.). cat.no. 10.13

Patrick H McCarthy, Bailed up: the story behind the painting, Sydney, 2006, 14-15, 64.

Jill Stowell., The Newcastle herald, 'Collection shows fine eye for human form', Newcastle, 01 Feb 2003, 14N. Review of exhibition 'Human Interest' held at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery in 'Weekender' section.

Bruce Rowland, Human interest, Lake Macquarie, 2003. cat.no. 29; checklist entry

Natalie Wilson, Selling a nation: Australian artists at International Exhibitions [M.A., University of Sydney], 'Organisation of the New South Wales display in Chicago', pg. 18-45, Sydney, 2001, 24-25 (colour illus.), 25, 36, 38, 52. fig.no. 8

Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales Handbook, 'Australian Collection: Painting and Sculpture', pg. 102-181, Sydney, 1999, 115 (colour illus.).

Leigh Astbury, Art and Australia (Vol. 37, No. 1), 'Linda Sproul, Tom Roberts and the White Woman Project', pg. 232-235, North Ryde, 1999, 232 (colour illus.), 234.

Alexandra Joel, Parade: The story of fashion in Australia, 'Victorian Virtue', pg. 19-37, Pymble, 1998, xi (illus.), 29 (colour illus.).

Ron Radford, Tom Roberts, ‘The father of Australian landscape painting?’, pg. 10-19, Adelaide, 1996, 12, 16, 17 (colour illus. detail), 144, 154, 160, 162 (colour illus.).

Author Unknown, Tom Roberts, Sydney, 1996, cover (colour illus.).

John Neylon, Jane Hylton and Tracey Lock-Weir, Tom Roberts: Education guide, Adelaide, 1996, (colour illus.).

Helen Topliss, Tom Roberts 1856-1931: a catalogue raisonné. Volume 2 - Plates, Melbourne, 1985, (illus.). plate no. 87

Helen Topliss, Tom Roberts 1856-1931: a catalogue raisonné. Volume 1 - Text, Melbourne, 1985, 124. cat.no. 187

Jane Clark, Golden summers: Heidelberg and beyond, 'Sydney Harbour', pg. 150-152, Melbourne, 1985, 155 (colour illus.).

Virginia Spate, Tom Roberts, 'Roberts' portraiture', pg. 104-120, Melbourne, 1978, 110 (colour illus.), 117, 124, 148. plate no. 30

Robert Lindsay., Aspects of Australian Art: Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling art exhibition 1976, 'Tom Roberts', Sydney, 1976, (colour illus.). cat.no. 10; not paginated

Exhibition history (12)

Thirteenth Annual Exhibition of the Art Society of New South Wales (1892), Society Rooms, Union Chambers, Sydney, 1892 -

World's Columbian Exposition, 1893, Jackson Park, Chicago, 01 May 1893–30 Oct 1893

The Art of the Late Tom Roberts, Fine Art Society PLC, London, 21 Jun 1932–02 Jul 1932

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

Tom Roberts - Retrospective Exhibition:

A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Sep 1953–25 Oct 1953

Aspects of Australian art: Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Art Exhibition 1976, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1976–1977

Golden Summers - Heidelberg and beyond:

Tom Roberts (1996-1997):

Human interest - Roberts to Dobell, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Booragul, 17 Jan 2003–09 Mar 2003

Australian Impressionism, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne, 31 Mar 2007–08 Jul 2007

Impressions: painting light and life, National Portrait Gallery [Parliamentary Zone], Canberra, 25 Nov 2011–04 Mar 2012