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The shepherd



Arthur Boyd

Australia, England

24 Jul 1920 - 24 Apr 1999


Other Titles

The stockman

The Shephard (The Stockman)



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Materials used

oil on canvas on hardboard


64.1 x 89.5 cm board; 75.8 x 101.2 x 4.7 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner, black oil "Arthur Boyd". Not dated.


Gift of Arthur Boyd and the Museum of Modern Art and Design of Australia 1972


Not on display

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Artist information

Arthur Boyd

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 8 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 8 publications


Margaret Garlick, Dissent: a radical quarterly, 'The extremes of Arthur Boyd', pg. 21-23, Melbourne, Spring 1964, 21-22.

Dr Ursula Hoff, The art of Arthur Boyd, London, 1986, (colour illus.). plate no. 33

Ronald Millar, Civilized magic: an interpretive guide to Australian paintings, Toorak, 1974, 100 (illus.).

Barry Pearce, Look, 'The legacy in Sydney Arthur Boyd', pg. 18-20, Melbourne, Jul 1999, 18.

Barry Pearce, Arthur Boyd retrospective, Sydney, 1993, 62 (colour illus.). 44

Franz Philipp, Arthur Boyd, London, 1967, 38, 40. 2.34; plate no. 24

Daniel Thomas, Art and Australia, 'Australian collection', pg. 52-62, Sydney, Jul 1972, 61 (illus.).

Rebels and precursors: Aspects of painting in Melbourne 1937-47, 'This exhibition is dedicated to the late Basil Burdett, one-time art critic of the Melbourne "Herald"', pg. 3-6, Victoria, 1968, 5, 8. 38; Collection of Modern Art of Australia