This work was a finalist in the 1936 Archibald Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1937.
oil on canvas
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-".
Not on display
© Estate of Mary Edwell-Burke
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman (1936), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Jan 1937–15 Feb 1937
Australia's 150th anniversary celebrations: All Australian art exhibition (1938), National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Jan 1938–Apr 1938
Artists by artists (1954), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Nov 1954–05 Dec 1954
Referenced in 4 publications
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.).