The Right Hon. R.G. Menzies
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
Not on display
© Courtesy Sir William Dobell Art Foundation.
Shown in 6 exhibitions
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):
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 14 Feb 1997–27 Apr 1997
- Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle 07 May 1997–06 Jul 1997
- Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Bulleen 29 Jul 1997–21 Sep 1997
- Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane 25 Oct 1997–07 Dec 1997
- Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart 08 Jan 1998–01 Mar 1998
Inaugural permanent display, National Portrait Gallery [Old Parliament House], Canberra, 04 Mar 1999–04 Mar 2000
Referenced in 15 publications
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.). cat.no. 17
Prue Davidson, William Dobell - the painter's progress, 'The later years', pg. 110-133, Sydney, 1997, 110, 120, 121 (colour illus.), 144. cat.no. 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.). cat.no. 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, Sydney, 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), The Canberra times, Ainslie, 01 Apr 1960.
Editor Unknown (Editor), Time, New York, 04 Apr 1960, cover (colour illus.).