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Title

The sisters (family group)

1939


Artist

Ralph Balson

Australia

12 Aug 1890 - 1964


Details


Date

1939


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

110.0 x 85.5 cm stretcher; 126.0 x 102.2 x 5.5 cm frame; sight edge 108.0 x 84.2 cm


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, black oil "R.BALSON -/39".


Credit

Bequest of Grace Crowley 1980


Location

Not on display


Accession number

124.1980


Artist information

Ralph Balson

Artist profile

Works in the collection

18


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Bruce Adams, Ralph Balson A Retrospective, Bulleen, Jul 1989, 14 (colour illus.), 21, 50, 73. cat.no. 5

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

Natalie Wilson, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Grace Crowley / Ralph Balson / Frank Hinder / Margel Hinder', pg. 88-103, Sydney, 2002, 90, 142, 147.

Author Unknown, The Daily Telegraph, 'Maybe I'm one-eyed, too: Seeing Things At Modern Art Exhibition', pg. 5, Sydney, 19 Aug 1939, 5. "What is that called?" a woman asked, staring at No. 1 (priced 40 guineas) . "It's 'The Sisters'," said a companion. "I beg your pardon. What is it?" "Eggstatic" "Look," said the companion earnestly. "Look closely. Get well back. There are two figures. They're holding hands. No kidstakes."