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(Studio interior),

(circa 1931)


Roy de Maistre

Australia, England

27 Mar 1894 - 01 Mar 1968


Other Titles

"Studio interior (Reclining figure)"

Reclining figure


(circa 1931)

Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas


50.5 x 60.6 cm stretcher; 58.7 x 58.7 x 5.8 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed l.l. corner, pencil "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 7 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 7 publications


Andrew Brighton, Francis Bacon, 'Ideologies of despair', pg. 18-29, London, 2001, 23 (illus.).

Helen Verity Hewitt, Patrick White, painter, manqué: paintings, painters and their influence on his writing, 'Strangers in the Motherland', pg. 5-19, Carlton, 2002, 12, 130.

Niels Hutchison, Sydney moderns: art for a new world, 'De Maistre decoded', pg. 56-64, Sydney, 2013, 56, 278, 281 (colour illus.), 312, 321.

Heather Johnson, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Roy de Maistre / Roland Wakelin', pg. 48-59, Sydney, 2002, 143. 8

Terence Maloon, Look, 'Studio interior: Francis Bacon and Roy de Maistre', pg. 28-31, Sydney, Dec 2012-Jan 2013, 28 (colour illus.), 31.

Bernard William Smith, Place, taste and tradition: a study of Australian art since 1788, 'The modern movement in Australia', pg. 181-213, South Melbourne, 1979, 182, 183 (illus.). plate no. 62

Daniel Thomas AM (Curator), Project 14: Roy de Maistre 1894-1968, Sydney, 1976, (illus.). 6