Margaret Carnegie with orange dress and specs
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
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.
Helen Verity Hewitt, Patrick White, painter, manqué: paintings, painters and their influence on his writing, Carlton, 2002, 132.
Unknown, Patrick White: A life by David Marr, Milsons Point, 1991, 467.