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Australian art

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Still life

(circa 1922)


Roy de Maistre

Australia, England

27 Mar 1894 - 01 Mar 1968



(circa 1922)

Media category


Materials used

oil on paper on paperboard


30.5 x 32.4 cm board; 36.5 x 38.0 x 3.0 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner, pencil "R. de Mestre.". Not dated.


Purchased 1922

Accession number


Artist information

Roy de Maistre

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 9 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 12 publications


Australian Exhibition Commission, Catalogue: British Empire Exhibition (Wembley) 1924, 1924, 98. no catalogue nubmers; Lent by the Trustees of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales

Paula Dredge, Margaret Sawicki, Steven Miller and Lindsay Parker, S.A. Parker Framing Works, 'Works in the collection with known Parker frames', pg. 27-68, Sydney, 2004, 28 (illus.).

Elioth Gruner (Organiser), The exhibition of Australian art to be held at the galleries of the Royal Academy London, 1923, Sydney, 1923. 234; not paginated

Elioth Gruner (Organiser), Catalogue of an exhibition of the works of Australian artists, Sydney, 1923. 10; 'Still life' by Mestre, Room XI; not paginated

Heather Johnson, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Roy de Maistre / Roland Wakelin', pg. 48-59, Sydney, 2002, 48 (colour illus.), 52, 142, 147.

Tracey Lock-Weir, Misty moderns: Australian tonalists 1915-1950, 'Max Meldrum and Australian modernism', pg. 89-110, Adelaide, 2008, 33 (colour illus.), 87 (colour illus.), 96, 100, 136. NOTE: Refer to Meldrum in Sydney section.

Tracey Lock-Weir, Misty moderns: Australian tonalists 1915-1950, '1915 a revolution in aesthetics', pg. 22-46, Adelaide, 2008, 33 (colour illus.), 88 (colour illus.), 136.

Society of Artists, Society of Artists Annual Exhibition, Sydney, 1922. 229; priced 10 guineas

Daniel Thomas AM (Curator), Project 14: Roy de Maistre 1894-1968, Sydney, 1976, (illus.). 2

Daniel Thomas, Symposium papers: Colour in art - revisiting 1919 & R-Balson, 'Modern Australia: Colour in art 1910s-1950s', pg. 3-11, Sydney, 2008, 8, 11. Painting dated 1922.

Tony Tuckson, New South Wales Travelling Art Scholarship 1900 to 1956, Sydney, 1956, 7. 3

John Young and Henry Gibbons, The Sydney Art School retrospective exhibition 1890-1933, Sydney, 1933. 230; by R. de Mestre; not paginated