(circa 1951-circa 1957)
20 Aug 1893 - 10 May 1964
Figure Group, Bathers
(circa 1951-circa 1957)
oil, pen and ink on canvas
66.7 x 99.5 cm stretcher; 69.0 x 102.3 x 3.6 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Purchased under the terms of the Florence Turner Blake Bequest 1964
Not on display
© Estate of Godfrey Miller/John Henshaw
Shown in 8 exhibitions
Godfrey Miller 1957, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 07 Jul 1957–17 Jul 1957
Godfrey Miller Retrospective Exhibition, National Gallery of Victoria [Swanston Street], Melbourne, 10 Jun 1959–17 Jul 1959
- East Sydney Technical College 24 Oct 1962–25 Oct 1962
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 15 Mar 1996–05 May 1996
- National Gallery of Victoria [St Kilda Road], Melbourne 15 May 1996–17 Jun 1996
Godfrey Miller Memorial Exhibition, Darlinghurst Galleries, Australia, 16 Feb 1965–27 Mar 1965
Aspects of Australian art: Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Art Exhibition 1976, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1976–1977
Two centuries of Australian painting, a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Orange Regional Gallery, Australia, 19 Apr 1986–15 Jun 1986
Australian Painters Seeing Cézanne, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 28 Nov 1998–17 Jan 1999
Parallel Visions: Twenty-two artists from the Australian collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Feb 2002–May 2003
Referenced in 15 publications
Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1964 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1964, 17. cat.no. 18; NOTE: Dated 1950-58; Collection of Art Gallery of New South Wales
Douglas Dundas, Antique News and Sales, 'Godfrey Miller and his art', pg. 5-8, Jul 1975, 5. NOTE: Titled 'Figure composition'
Deborah Edwards, Godfrey Miller, Sydney, 1996, 48, 50, 53 (colour illus.), 122-23. plate no. 44
Deborah Edwards, Two centuries of Australian painting: a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Introduction', pg. 8-14, Sydney, 1986, 36 (illus.). cat.no. 38; dated 1950-1958
James Gleeson, Sun, 'Exhibition of Paintings by Godfrey Miller', pg. 2, Sydney, 07 Aug 1957, 2.
Sasha Grishin, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Roger Kemp / Godfrey Miller', pg. 104-115, Sydney, 2002, 111, 112 (colour illus.), 145, 147.
John Henshaw (Editor), Godfrey Miller, Sydney, 1965. plate no. 6
Bruce James, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'In the shadow of the master', pg. 3, Sydney, 28 Nov 1998, 3. This appears in the Spectrum section of the newspaper.
Robert Lindsay., Aspects of Australian Art: Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling art exhibition 1976, 'Godfrey Miller', Sydney, 1976, (colour illus.). cat.no. 61; not paginated; NOTE: Dated 1950-58
Macquarie Galleries, (Godfrey Miller), Sydney, 1957. cat.no. 2; titled 'Figure group'
Ursula Prunster (Curator), Australian painters; Seeing Cézanne, Sydney, 1998, 30. cat.no. 12
Arnold Shore, Age, 'Art Shows Earns Honour for Painter', pg. 2, Melbourne, 17 Jun 1959, 2.
Wallace Thornton, The Sydney Morning Herald, '1964 Acquisitions at the Gallery', pg. 14, Sydney, 17 Mar 1965, 14.
Editor Unknown (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, Apr 1965, (illus.).
Author Unknown, The Oxford Companion to Twentieth Century Art, 1981. plate no. VIII-28