tempera on canvas on plywood
35.5 x 59.1 cm board; 34.3 x 57.8 cm sight edge; 47.3 x 70.5 x 3.8 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, green (tempera?) "MURCH 1930".
Purchased with assistance from the Visual Arts Board Australia Council Contemporary Art Purchase Grant 1975
Not on display
© Murch Family
Shown in 5 exhibitions
Project 19 - Arthur Murch (1977), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Jul 1977–28 Aug 1977
Arthur Murch 1902-1989: A Retrospective, S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, 27 Aug 1992–20 Sep 1992
Favourites: Margaret Olley and Barry Humphries choose from Australian collections (2000), S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, 15 Jan 2000–27 Feb 2000
Parallel Visions: Twenty-two artists from the Australian collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Feb 2002–May 2003
On The Beach (working title), Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, 11 Dec 2015–28 Feb 2016
Referenced in 10 publications
Deborah Edwards, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Classical allusions', pg. 135-136, Sydney, 2000, 136, 137 (colour illus.), 301.
Liz Gibson, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Rayner Hoff / Arthur Murch', pg. 60-71, Sydney, 2002, 65 (colour illus.), 66, 145, 147.
Barry Humphries., The Australian, 'Arcadia's pearly lustre', Sydney, 05 Jan 1994. page number unknown; copy in AGNSW Library's Australian artists' solo exhibition file under 'Arthur Murch'
Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian Collection: Painting and Sculpture', pg. 102-181, Sydney, 1999, 140 (colour illus.).
Steven Miller, Look, 'An artist for all seasons: Arthur Murch', pg. 14, Melbourne, Jul 2000, 14.
Margaret Olley, Favourites: Margaret Olley and Barry Humphries choose from public and private collections, Sydney, 2000. Catalogue entry appears in inserted list to printed catalogue: Selections by Barry Humphries
Barry Pearce, Look, 'Arthur Murch A Human Eye', pg. 20, Heidelberg, Nov 1997, 20 (colour illus.).
Daniel Thomas, Creating Australia: 200 years of art 1788-1988, 'Twentieth-Century Art: Culture', pg.146, Melbourne, 1988, 154 (colour illus.), 246.
Arthur Murch: An artist's life 1902-1989, Avalon Beach, 1997, 43, 68 (colour illus.), 147.
Project 19: Arthur Murch, Sydney, 1977. cat.no. 3