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An image of Portrait of Rodney Milgate by Eric John Smith

Eric John Smith

(Australia 1919 – )

Portrait of Rodney Milgate
Place of origin
Bondi JunctionSydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Media category
Materials used
synthetic polymer paint, collage on canvas on hardboard

174.2 x 121.2 cm board; 176.6 x 123.9 x 2.8 cm frame:

0 - Whole; 174.6 x 122 cm; Old curator's catalogue card

Signature & date
Signed and dated bot. c., black synthetic polymer paint "ERIC SMITH/ 67".
Purchased 1967
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

This work was a finalist in the 1966 Archibald Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1967.

Bibliography (6)

Edmund Capon and Ursula Prunster, Face to face: Australian portraits, Sydney, 1986, (illus.). 38

Ann Proudfoot (Curator), An expanded view: the Mary Turner Collection at Orange Regional Gallery, 'List of works', pg. 117-124, Orange, 2011, 121.

Editor Unknown (Editor), 1967 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1967, 19. 21

Editor Unknown (Editor), Bulletin, Sydney, 03 Jun 1967.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Sun-Herald, Sydney, 28 May 1967.

Unknown (Editor), Sunday telegraph, Sydney, 28 May 1967.

Exhibition history (5)

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman (1966), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 21 Jan 1967–19 Feb 1967

Selections from Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Competitions for 1966, National Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Mar 1967–Mar 1967

Eric Smith (1967), Rudy Komon Art Gallery, Woollahra, 1967–1967

Acquisitions 1967, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Mar 1968–01 Apr 1968

An expanded vision: Mary Turner collection, Orange Regional Gallery, Australia, 27 Aug 2011–30 Oct 2011