This work was a finalist in the 1962 Archibald Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1963.
oil on hardboard
121.9 x 91.4 cm board; 136.0 x 106.0 x 4.8 cm frame :
0 - Whole; 121.9 x 90 cm; SIGHT DIMENSION
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, red oil "62/ Molvig".
Signed u.l. corner verso, black fibre-tipped pen "JON MOLVIG".
Gift of Dr Stuart Scougall 1963
Not on display
© Otte Bartzis
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Referenced in 12 publications
Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1963 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1963, 17.
C Christesen (Editor), Meanjin, Carlton, Jan 1963.
Betty Churcher, Molvig : the lost Antipodean, 'Six: The urban psyche 1960-62', pg. 89-104, Victoria, 1984, 103 (illus.).
Kate Hart, Australian art pack: 1788-21st century faces, Box Hill, (2006). card 8
Kate Hart, Australian faces: 1788 - 21st century, 'Jon Molvig: Dr Stuart Scougall', Box Hill, 2003, (colour illus.). Card 8: 'Australian Art Packs: 1788-21st century: Faces'.
Robert Hughes., Daily Mirror, 'This banal collection is the Archibald!', Sydney, 20 Jan 1963.
Alan McCulloch., Sun-Herald, 'Portraits and box office', Sydney, 23 Jan 1963, (illus.).
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Archibald, Wynne & Sulman competitions 1962, Sydney, 1963. cat.no. 42
Peter Ross, Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize, 'The Postwar Years', pg. 40-62, Sydney, 1999, 58 (colour illus.).
Katrina Rumley, Jon Molvig, Expressionist, 'Jon Molvig, Expressionist', pg. 1-30, Newcastle, 2002, 7 (colour illus.), 21, 28. cat.no. 7
Daniel Thomas., Sunday telegraph, 'The Week in Art', Sydney, 20 Jan 1963.
Editor Unknown (Editor), Bulletin, Sydney, 02 Feb 1963.