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Central Station II



Jeffrey Smart

Italy, Australia

26 Jul 1921 - 20 Jun 2013


Other Title

Central Station



Media category


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on canvas


86.0 x 100.0 cm stretcher; 90.0 x 104.5 x 5.0 cm frame :

0 - Whole, 84.5 x 99 cm, SIGHT DIMENSION


Purchased 1976


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Jeffrey Smart

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 8 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 21 publications


Edmund Capon AM, OBE, Barry Pearce and Ursula Prunster, Jeffrey Smart - A review exhibition, Sydney, 1982, 7 (illus.), 8. 39

Edmund Capon, Jeffrey Smart retrospective, 'Still, Silent, Composed', pg. 12-21, Sydney, 1999, 17, 20, 140, 141 (colour illus.), 209. 48

Edmund Capon, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'John Brack / Jeffrey Smart', pg. 116-127, Sydney, 2002, 124 (colour illus.), 125 (colour illus., detail), 146, 147.

Christie's, Australia Pty. Ltd., Christie's Australia. Australian, International and Contemporary Paintings. Melbourne 19 & 20 April 2005, South Yarra, 2005, 79. lot no. 71, 'Study for Central Station II', oil on canvas on board, 30 x 33cm, estimate: A$50,000-60,000, colour reproduction of study

Gavin Fry, Paint on the tracks: Australian artists and the railway, 'Introduction', pg. 7-10, Sydney, 1994, 6 (illus.), 51. 66

Marianne Hulsbosch (Editor), Cambridge visual arts: stage 4, Cambridge, 2008, 35 (colour illus.).

Hannah Hutchison, Look, 'Jeffrey Smart's constructed worlds', pg. 44-51, Sydney, May 2019-Jun 2019, 44-45 (colour illus.), 46.

Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian Collection: Painting and Sculpture', pg. 102-181, Sydney, 1999, 166 (colour illus.).

Bruce James, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Getting Smart', pg. 14, Sydney, 04 Sep 1999, 14s. This article appears in the Spectrum section of the newspaper.

Andy Kissane, The swarm, Glebe, 2012, front cover (colour illus., detail), back cover (colour illus.).

Barry Pearce, The world of Antiques & Art, 'Exploring hidden treasures in Parallel Visions', pg. 124-126, Bondi Junction, Jul 2002-Dec 2002, 125 (colour illus.).

Barry Pearce, Master of stillness: Jeffrey Smart paintings 1940–2011, 'Search for the timeless', pg. 7-21, Kent Town, 2012, 18, 82 (colour illus.), 132. 49

Barry Pearce, Jeffrey Smart, 'Seasons of Tuscany', pg. 11-23, Sydney, 2005, 21, 132 (colour illus.), 186, 254.

Barry Pearce, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The enduring image', pg. 265-266, Sydney, 2000, 272, 273 (colour illus.), 302.

Barry Pearce and Patrick McCaughey, Twentieth century Australian masterworks from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Fred Williams Pilbara Series, Tokyo, 1985, 45 (colour illus.). 26; titled 'Central Station'

Peter Quartermaine, Jeffrey Smart, South Yarra, 1983, 113. 631. Note that the title of this painting in this text is "Central Station 2", dated 1974.

Jeffrey Smart, Edmund Capon AM, OBE and Australian Galleries Pty Ltd, Jeffrey Smart: drawings and studies 1942-2001, Sydney, 2001, 94 (colour illus.). figure no. 18; 109 is a study for this painting

Smith & Singer, Sotheby's Australian and International art, including the Goldman Sachs JBWere collection of Australian art, Sydney 28 June 2005, Sydney, 2005, 54, 55 (colour illus.). lot no.321, 'Study for Central Station II', oil on canvas on board, 30 x 33cm, estimate: A$50,000-60,000, colour reproduction of study

Jill Sykes, Look, 'Breaking the territorial mould: some thoughts from a new head curator', pg. 30-31, Sydney, Sep 2011, 30-31 (colour illus.).

Jill Sykes (Editor), Look, Sydney, Mar 2010, 48 (colour illus.). Members what's on section

Editor Unknown (Editor), Christie's Australia - Australia and European Paintings. Melbourne, 27 & 28 April, 1999, South Yarra, Apr 1999, 123. A study for 'Central Station' appears in this auction catalogue, 132, oil on board, 29.4 x 32.4cm, painted in 1974, Est. $16,000-20,000. [NW 16/4/1999].