Margaret Carnegie with orange dress and specs, To do with the blue
New Zealand, Australia
1933 - 15 Apr 2015
This work was a finalist in the 1966 Archibald Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1991.
Multiple portrait of Margaret Carnegie
acrylic on canvas
six canvases: each 40.7 x 30.7 cm stretcher; 81.7 x 92.0 cm overall; 84.7 x 95.0 x 3.2 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, brown oil "Desmond Digby". Not dated.
Bequest of Patrick White 1991
Not on display
© Desmond Digby
Shown in 1 exhibition
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman (1966), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 21 Jan 1967–19 Feb 1967
Referenced in 3 publications
Helen Verity Hewitt, Patrick White, painter, manqué: paintings, painters and their influence on his writing, Carlton, 2002, 132.
David Marr, Patrick White: A life by David Marr, Milsons Point, 1991, 467.
William Yang, Patrick White: the late years, Sydney, 1995, 10, 14 (illus.). Photograph of Patrick White's study after White's death with 'Margaret Carnegie with orange dress and specs' hanging on wall.