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An image of Sir Robert Menzies by William Dobell

William Dobell

(Australia, England 24 Sep 1899 – 13 May 1970)

Sir Robert Menzies
Other titles:
The Right Hon. R.G. Menzies
Media category
Materials used
oil on hardboard

62.9 x 52.1 cm board; 84.0 x 73.6 x 10.5 cm frame:

0 - Whole; 59.5 x 49.6 cm; SIGHT DIMENSIONS

Signature & date
Signed l.r., yellow oil "DOBeLl". Not dated.
Gift of Time Magazine 1962
Accession number
© Courtesy Sir William Dobell Art Foundation.
Not on display
Bibliography (15)

Brian Adams, Portrait of an artist: A biography of William Dobell, Melbourne, 1983, 272-274. plate no. 24

Scott Bevan, Bill: the life of William Dobell, 'The world beyond', pg. 356-404, Cammeray, 2014, 393-397. general reference

Edmund Capon and Ursula Prunster, Face to face: Australian portraits, Sydney, 1986, (colour illus.). 17

Prue Davidson, William Dobell - the painter's progress, 'The later years', pg. 110-133, Sydney, 1997, 110, 120, 121 (colour illus.), 144. 40a

Elizabeth Donaldson and Robert Donaldson, William Dobell: his life, art and home, 'Life at Wangi', pg. 74-97, New South Wales, 2011, 82.

James Gleeson, William Dobell, London, 1964, 194. plate no. 128

Robert Lindsay., Aspects of Australian Art: Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling art exhibition 1976, 'William Dobell', Sydney, 1976, (colour illus.). 47; not paginated

Anne Loxley and Warren Horton, About Face - Aspects of Australian Portraiture c.1770-1993, Canberra, 1994, 4 (colour ilus.), 12.

K J Mason, Experience of Nationhood: modern Australia since 1901, Roseville, 2002, 222 (colour illus.). Source 6.10

Angus Maude (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 01 Apr 1960.

Desmond O'Shaughnessy, Art and medicine: reminiscences & reflections of a retiring surgeon, 'Postlude', pg. 79-87, Melbourne, 1999, 87.

Judith White, Australian art collector, 'Yours sincerely: William Dobell', pg. 56-59, Sydney, Apr 2000-Jun 2000, 59.

Unknown (Editor), Sun-Herald, Sydney, 03 Apr 1960.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Time, New York, 04 Apr 1960, cover (colour illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Canberra times, Ainslie, 01 Apr 1960.

Exhibition history (6)

Acquisitions 1962, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 10 Apr 1963–12 May 1963

William Dobell: Paintings from 1926 - 1964 (1964), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Jul 1964–30 Aug 1964

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

About face: Aspects of Australian Portraiture c.1770 - 1993, National Portrait Gallery [Old Parliament House], Canberra, 31 Mar 1994–14 Aug 1994

William Dobell the painter's progress (1997-1998):

Inaugural permanent display, National Portrait Gallery [Old Parliament House], Canberra, 04 Mar 1999–04 Mar 2000

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