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Roy de Maistre

Australia, England

27 Mar 1894 - 01 Mar 1968




Media category


Materials used

oil on paperboard


94.0 x 73.8 cm board; 117.0 x 97.0 x 5.3 cm frame :

0 - Whole, 93 x 72.5 cm, SIGHT DIMENSION

Signature & date

Signed l.l. corner, yellow oil " Maistre". Not dated.


Gift of Patrick White 1974


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Roy de Maistre

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 8 publications


Helen Verity Hewitt, Patrick White, painter, manqué: paintings, painters and their influence on his writing, Carlton, 2002, 131.

Heather Johnson, Brought to Light: Australian Art 1850–1965 from the Queensland Art Gallery collection, 'Reality or Religious Fantasy? Roy de Maistre and Herbert Badham', pg. 218-223, Brisbane, 1998, 220.

Heather Johnson, Roy de Maistre: The english years, New South Wales, 1995, 56 (illus.).

Macquarie Galleries, Pioneer contemporaries: Roy de Maistre, Grace Cossington Smith, Roland Wakelin, Sydney, 1960. 10; Kindly lent by Mr. Patrick White

Sir John Rothenstein and Bryan Robertson, Roy de Maistre: A retrospective exhibition of paintings and drawings from 1917-1960, London, 1960, 13. 54; dated: 1943; Collection of Patrick White, Esq.

Daniel Thomas AM (Curator), Project 14: Roy de Maistre 1894-1968, Sydney, 1976, (illus.). 22

Daniel Thomas., The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Painting's influence on literature', Sydney, 14 Sep 1976.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Sotheby's Melbourne: Important Australian Art, 25 & 26 August 2008, Australia, 2008, 153 (colour illus.). NOTE: A variation of the painting in the AGNSW's collection.