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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)

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.

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.).

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

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

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