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An image of Reinforcements: troops marching by Grace Cossington Smith

Grace Cossington Smith

(Australia 1892 – 20 Dec 1984)

Reinforcements: troops marching
Other titles:
Soldiers marching
Troops marching
Place of origin
SydneyNew South WalesAustralia
(circa 1917)
Media category
Materials used
oil on paper on hardboard

23.7 x 21.5 cm board; 37.0 x 34.2 x 3.7 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, black ink "G.Cossington Smith". Not dated.
Purchased 1967
Accession number
© Estate of Grace Cossington Smith
Not on display
Bibliography (24)

Mark Anderson and Paul Ashton, Australian history and citizenship, 'Australia and World War I', pg. 70-103, South Yarra, 2000, 94 (colour illus.). source 2.45; NSW Secondary School History syllabus

Betty Churcher, The art of war, 'The birth of a legend', pg. 1-47, Carlton, 2004, 2, 3 (colour illus.), 4, 177.

Alan Davies, Judith Ainge and Howard Tanner, An Edwardian summer: Sydney & beyond through the lens of Arthur Wigram Allen, Sydney, 2010, 132 (colour illus., detail).

Mary Eagle, Australian Modern Painting Between the Wars 1914-1939, 'Light in Sydney', pg. 30-41, Sydney, 1989, 35, 37 (colour illus.). plate no. 22

Deborah Edwards., Australian Collection Focus: Grace Cossington Smith The Lacquer Room 1935-36, 'Secular light and the curve of the chairs', Sydney, 1999.

Deborah Edwards, Two centuries of Australian painting: a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Introduction', pg. 8-14, Sydney, 1986, 11, 24 (illus.). 24; titled 'Soldiers marching'

Deborah Hart, Grace Cossington Smith, 'A room of her own', pg. 11-25, Canberra, 2005, 14, 22, 144 (colour illus.), 145, 174.

Bruce James, Grace Cossington Smith, 'Deliberate frightfulness', pg. 41-52, Sydney, 1990, 42, 43 (colour illus.), 44-47, 53, 161. plate no. 11

Bruce James, Sydney moderns: art for a new world, 'Writing colour: from Mrs van Gogh to Grace Cossington Smith', pg. 34-37, Sydney, 2013, 36 (colour illus.), 316.

Bruce James, Australian painters of the twentieth century, 'Grace Cossington Smith', pg. 40-51, Roseville, 2000, 43.

Brian Ladd, The Artist & the City, 'Introduction', pg. 4-5, Sydney, 1983, 4, 6, 10 (colour illus.). 2

Macquarie Galleries, Pioneer contemporaries: Roy de Maistre, Grace Cossington Smith, Roland Wakelin, Sydney, 1960. 14; titled 'Trooping marching'; dated 1916

John McDonald, Federation: Australian art and society 1901-2001, Canberra, 2000, 125 (colour illus.).

Drusilla Modjeska, Stravinsky's lunch, 'To Paint What She Saw: Grace Cossington Smith', pg. 203-334, Sydney, 1999, (colour illus.). plate no. 19

Drusilla Modjeska, Brought to Light: Australian Art 1850–1965 from the Queensland Art Gallery collection, 'A Singular Portrait. Grace Cossington Smith Portrait of a man', pg. 120-123, Brisbane, 1998, 123.

John Slater, Through artists' eyes: Australian suburbs and their cities 1919-1945, 'The city observed to the city experienced', pg. 71-100, Melbourne, 2004, 100 (colour illus.). 82

Susannah Smith, Look, 'Women's work: their diverse and significant contribution to the modernist art scene', pg. 13-15, Newtown, Aug 2013, 14.

Catherine Speck, Painting ghosts: Australian women artists in wartime, Melbourne, 2004, 57 (colour illus.), 96, 229. 25

Peter Stanley, Digger Smith and Australia's Great War: ordinary name--extraordinary stories, 'The Smiths and conscription', pg. 126-134, Sydney, 2011, 126 (colour illus.), 358.

Daniel Thomas, Creating Australia: 200 years of art 1788-1988, 'Twentieth-Century Art: Culture', pg.146, Melbourne, 1988, 149 (colour illus.), 247. Incorrectly titled 'Troops marching 1917'.

Daniel Thomas, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Grace Cossington Smith', pg. 510-521, Sydney, Jan 1970, 512, 513 (illus.), 517. titled 'Soldiers marching'

Roland Wakelin, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Post Impressionism in Sydney: Some personal recollections', pg. 91-95, Sydney, Jan 1962, 92. titled 'Reinforcements'

John Williams, Quarantined Culture: Aust Reactions to Modernism, Sydney, 1995.

Editor Unknown (Editor), 1967 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1967, 19. 22

Exhibition history (10)

Pioneer contemporaries: Roy de Maistre, Grace Cossington Smith, Roland Wakelin, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 23 Nov 1960–02 Dec 1960

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

Grace Cossington Smith (1973-74):

The Artist and the City:

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 icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000

Federation: Australian art and society 1901-2001, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, 08 Dec 2000–11 Feb 2001

Grace Cossington Smith: a retrospective exhibition (2005):

An Edwardian summer: The photography of Arthur Wigram Allen (2010), Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 11 Dec 2010–26 Apr 2011

Sydney Moderns, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Jul 2013–07 Oct 2013