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Title

Portrait in the mirror

1948

Artist

Margaret Olley

Australia

24 Jun 1923 - 25 Jul 2011

Alternate image of Portrait in the mirror by Margaret Olley
Alternate image of Portrait in the mirror by Margaret Olley
Alternate image of Portrait in the mirror by Margaret Olley
  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Australia
    Date
    1948
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on cardboard
    Dimensions
    56.3 x 72.0 cm board; 68.3 x 84.8 x 7.0 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r.corner, brown oil "OLLEY .48".

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2001
    Location
    15th–19th c European art
    Accession number
    454.2001
    Copyright
    © Margaret Olley Art Trust

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    Margaret Olley

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  • About

    In this early self-portrait, Margaret Olley surrounds herself with the things that would preoccupy her throughout her career: the fruits, flowers and exotic objects that she collected about her at home. Her tribute to past great masters of art, seen in the array of postcard reproductions, would also become a frequent feature of her work.

    This painting marked an important time for Olley as a young artist commencing her career. She held her first solo exhibition at Sydney’s Macquarie Galleries, from which the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the National Gallery of Victoria both purchased works. The following year, after attracting attention as the subject of William Dobell’s Archibald Prize-winning portrait, she departed for Europe to explore the international art scene.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Australia

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 16 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 19 publications

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