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An image of Painting by Ralph Balson

Ralph Balson

(Australia 12 Aug 1890 – 1964)

Place of origin
SydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Media category
Materials used
oil on paperboard

78.7 x 63.5 cm board; 89.0 x 74.0 x 3.0 cm frame:

0 - Whole; 75 x 60.5 cm; SIGHT DIMENSION. Due to backing board support, the hardboard dimensions could not be obtained. Sight dimensions were recorded.

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, blue oil "R-BALSON-/41".
Purchased 1965
Accession number
© R Balson Estate
Not on display
Bibliography (5)

Bruce Adams, Ralph Balson A Retrospective, Bulleen, Jul 1989, 22 (colour illus.), 24, 76. 9

Nicholas Chambers, Art and Australia (Vol. 40, No. 2), 'Ralph Balson: "Painting". Abstracting the invisible', pg. 250-251, St Leonards, Dec 2002-Feb 2003, 250, 251 (colour illus.).

Sue Cramer and Lesley Harding, Cubism & Australian art, 'Re-picturing the Modern World 1940-1949', pg. 109-143, Carlton, 2009, 132 (colour illus.).

Ewen McDonald, The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, 'From Colonialism to late Modernism', pg. 7-106, Sydney, 1994, 47 (colour illus.).

Natalie Wilson, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Grace Crowley / Ralph Balson / Frank Hinder / Margel Hinder', pg. 88-103, Sydney, 2002, 101, 142, 147.

Exhibition history (4)

Balson, Crowley, Fizelle, Hinder:

Ralph Balson: a retrospective:

Parallel Visions: Twenty-two artists from the Australian collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Feb 2002–May 2003

Ralph Balson - Anthony Hordern Gallery 1941, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Paddington, 21 Aug 2008–07 Sep 2008

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