This work was a finalist in the 1966 Archibald Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1967.
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".
Not on display
Shown in 5 exhibitions
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
Referenced in 6 publications
Edmund Capon and Ursula Prunster, Face to face: Australian portraits, Sydney, 1986, (illus.). cat.no. 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. cat.no. 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.