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The concert

(circa 1943)


Roy de Maistre

Australia, England

27 Mar 1894 - 01 Mar 1968



(circa 1943)

Media category


Materials used

oil on paperboard


91.0 x 61.0 cm board; 108.0 x 77.6 x 5.3 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner, black oil "R de 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 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 7 publications


Peter Craven, The life of Patrick White, Canberra, 2012, 24. 35

Dr David Hansen, Important Australian and International Art: Melbourne 22 November 2011, Catalogue entry on Lot 12 Roy de Maistre 'La Folie', pg. 30-31, Melbourne, 2011, 30.

Helen Verity Hewitt, Patrick White, painter, manqué: paintings, painters and their influence on his writing, 'Strangers in the Motherland', pg. 5-19, Carlton, 2002, xi, 12, following 48 (colour illus.), 131.

Heather Johnson, Roy de Maistre: The english years, New South Wales, 1995, 166, 167 (colour illus.), 168, 224. plate no. 62

David Marr, Patrick White: A life by David Marr, Milsons Point, 1991, 262.

Sir John Rothenstein and Bryan Robertson, Roy de Maistre: A retrospective exhibition of paintings and drawings from 1917-1960, London, 1960, 12. possibly 31; titled: 'The concert'; dated: 1934; oil on board; 36 x 24 inches; Coll: The artist

Daniel Thomas AM (Curator), Project 14: Roy de Maistre 1894-1968, Sydney, 1976. 21