This work was a finalist in the 1949 Archibald Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1977.
AETATIS SUAE LXXV
oil on hardboard
105.4 x 87.6 cm board; 132.7 x 115.4 x 8.5 cm frame :
0 - Whole, 103 x 85.2 cm, SIGHT DIMENSION
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., grey oil "Meldrum 1949".
Signed c.l. verso, pen and black ink "Max Meldrum/ DEC 1949".
Marshall Bequest Fund 1977
Not on display
© Estate of Max Meldrum
Referenced in 2 publications
Peter Perry and John Perry, Max Meldrum and associates: their art, lives and influences, Victoria, 1996, 129.
Peter Ross, Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize, 'The Postwar Years', pg. 40-62, Sydney, 1999, 43.