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Title

Florence sleeping

1938

Artist

Mary Abbott

Australia

08 Nov 1916 – 02 Feb 1996

  • Details

    Date
    1938
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    pencil on pale grey paper
    Dimensions
    31.8 x 23.3 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Mary M.Abbott/ 1938".

    Credit
    Gift of Chris Roberts 2014
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    49.2014
    Copyright
    © Estate of Mary Abbott

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    Artist information
    Mary Abbott

    Works in the collection

    11

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  • About

    Mary Abbott was born in Quirindi, NSW in 1906 and studied at a number of art schools in Sydney and London, most significantly at the Julian Ashton School from 1938-43. Between 1954 and 1958 she had paintings hung in the Archibald Prize five times, all portraits of women, reflecting her work as a portraitist, with which, along with teaching, she supported herself for much of her career. Her work was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery in 1985. The subject of this portrait is the artist's sister Florence.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

Other works by Mary Abbott

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