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Title

Extravaganza

(1921)


Artist

Grace Cossington Smith

Australia

1892 - 20 Dec 1984


About

Grace Cossington Smith painted this work following a visit to the musical play 'Chu-Chin-Chow, which was written and produced by the Australian actor-manager Oscar Asche and which broke all records for long running when he opened it in London in August 1916. The play ran until July 1921 when it closed in Sydney.

It opened in Australia at the Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, 11 December 1920 and was presented by Hugh D McIntosh. It travelled to Adelaide, and opened in Sydney at the Grand Opera House on Easter Saturday, 26 March 1921. It was always advertised as "an extravaganza of the Orient".

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2001


Details


Other Title

An Extravaganza of the Orient


Place where the work was made

Turramurra Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

(1921)


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas on paperboard


Dimensions

49.9 x 47.5 cm board; 60.7 x 58.1 x 4.8 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner, black ink "G Cossington Smith". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1967


Location

Not on display


Accession number

OA7.1967


Artist information

Grace Cossington Smith

Artist profile

Works in the collection

24


Place

Where the work was made
Turramurra

Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 6 publications

Bibliography


Deborah Hart, Grace Cossington Smith, 'Cultural landscapes', pg. 56-75, Canberra, 2005, 59 (colour illus.).

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

Bruce James, Grace Cossington Smith, 'Centre of a city', pg. 53-60, Sydney, 1990, 54 (illus.). figure no. 24

Daniel Thomas, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Grace Cossington Smith', pg. 510-521, Sydney, Jan 1970, 515 (illus.), 519.

Daniel Thomas, Art and Australia, 'Grace Cossington Smith', pg. 300-312, Sydney, Mar 1967.

Editor Unknown (Editor), 1967 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1967, 20. cat.no. 24