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An image of The argument by John Passmore

John Passmore

(Australia 04 Feb 1904 – 09 Oct 1984)

The argument
Media category
Materials used
oil on hardboard

30.5 x 54.5 cm board; 46.3 x 69.5 x 8.5 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, blue oil "JP". Signed and dated c. verso on board, pen and black ink ".../ John Passmore/ 1953 ..". Signed c. verso on board, pen and black ink "John Passmore/ .../ ...".
Bequest of Carlyle Greenwell 1961
Accession number
© John Passmore Museum of Art
Not on display
Bibliography (4)

Paula Dredge, Margaret Sawicki, Steven Miller and Lindsay Parker, S.A. Parker Framing Works, 'Works in the collection with known Parker frames', pg. 27-68, Sydney, 2004, 63 (illus.).

Sir Daryl Lindsay, Contemporary Australian paintings, Melbourne, 1955. 3; Lent by the National Art Gallery of New South Wales

Barry Pearce, John Passmore 1904-84, Sydney, 1984, 61 (colour illus.). 34

David Thomas, Society of Artists Spring Exhibition, 'Works from the Wesfarmers collection of Australian art part 1: lots 1-23’, pg. 24-25, Sydney, 1912, 24.

Exhibition history (4)

Australian Contemporary Painting (1955):

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1961, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Apr 1962–25 May 1962

John Passmore Retrospective (1984-1985):

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