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Title

Self Portrait

1936


Artist

Mary Edwell-Burke

Australia, Fiji

19 Jun 1894 - 19 Jan 1988


About

This work was a finalist in the 1936 Archibald Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1937.


Details


Date

1936


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

109.5 x 96.2 cm stretcher; 137.7 x 124.0 x 10.0 cm frame :

0 - Whole, 107.8 x 93.4 cm, SIGHT DIMENSIONS


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. corner, black oil "Mary Edwards 36-".


Credit

Purchased 1937


Location

Not on display


Accession number

6388


Archibald Prize

- 1936


Artist information

Mary Edwell-Burke

Works in the collection

9


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Bonhams & Goodman, Melbourne (Editor), Australian fine art: Wednesday 26 August at 6pm Melbourne, Melbourne, 2008, 63 (illus.). NOTE: Painting titled 'Self Portrait' 1948 is very similar to the Gallery's painting.

Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. not paginated, cat.no. 5 [Gallery No. 1]

Hal Missingham, Artists by artists, Sydney, 1954. cat.no. 25; NOTE: artist's name at that time was Mary Edwards

Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 66], Sydney, Feb 1937, 33 (illus.).