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Woman watching a funeral



William Dobell

Australia, England

24 Sep 1899 - 13 May 1970




Media category


Materials used

oil on cardboard


13.2 x 17.1 cm board; 19.3 x 23.6 x 3.0 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed l.l. corner, white oil "W Dobell". Not dated.


Gift of Miss Jacqueline Crookston 1996


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

William Dobell

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 9 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 12 publications


Art Gallery of New South Wales, William Dobell: paintings from 1926 to 1964, Sydney, 1964. 65; not paginated

William Dobell', William Dobell: portraits in context, 'Portraits in context: selected early works, pg. 21-25, Kent Town, 2003, 1 (colour illus.), 4, 22, 48 (colour illus.).

James Gleeson, Contemporary Australian painting, Unknown, 1956. 14, titled 'Watching a wedding'

James Gleeson, William Dobell, London, 1964, illus.. plate no. 39, 74

Craig Judd, Art and Australia (Vol. 35, No.1), "Exhibitions: The Painter's Progress", pg. 46-47, Sydney, Sep 1997, 46, 47 (colour illus.).

Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Drawing conclusions', pg. 14-17, Sydney, Sep 2006, 15 (colour illus.).

Hal Missingham, William Dobell, Brisbane, 1959. 14; titled 'Woman watching a wedding'; Lent by Dr and Mrs RM Crookston, Camden; not paginated

Barry Pearce, Australian painters of the twentieth century, 'William Dobell', pg. 76-87, Sydney, 2000, 82 (colour illus.).

John Douglas Pringle, Australian Painting Today, London, 1963, 64.

Peter Raissis, William Dobell - the painter's progress, 'Foreword' by Edmund Capon, by 7-8; 'London: life and portraits', pg. 32-72, Sydney, 1997, 4 (colour illus.), 34, 62 (colour illus.), back (colour illus.). 18a

Various, The critic as advocate: selected essays 1941-1988, Melbourne, 1989, 189-192.

Author Unknown, The Art of William Dobell, Sydney, 1946, 46 (illus.). plate no. 39