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Title

Portrait of John Farmer

(1936)


Artist

Max Meldrum

Scotland, Australia

03 Dec 1875 - 06 Jun 1955


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

76.5 x 97.4 cm stretcher; 107.0 x 127.0 x 9.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.l. corner, brown oil "Meldrum". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1937


Location

Not on display


Accession number

6391


Archibald Prize

- 1936


Artist information

Max Meldrum

Works in the collection

6


Shown in 6 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 11 publications

Bibliography


Basil Burdett., Art in Australia [series 3, no. 66], 'The Archibald Competition', Sydney, Feb 1937, 31 (illus.).

Robert Haines., Paintings and drawings by Max Meldrum, 'Foreword', Sydney, 1974. cat.no. 30

Bernard Smith, 100 years of Australian painting, 'Foreword', pg. 2-4, Sydney, 1948, 6. cat.no. 14

Australian painting 1788-1990, 'Leviticus 1913-32', pg. 167-204, South Melbourne, 1991, 202 (colour illus.). illus.no. 115

Perils of the studio: inside the artistic affairs of bohemian Melbourne, 'The lives of number nine', pg. 9-34, North Melbourne, 2007, 21 (colour illus.). figure 12

A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 146. cat.no. 468

A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Sydney, 1953. cat.no. 141

Art in Australia [series 3, no. 70], Sydney, Mar 1938, 63 (illus.).

Artists by artists, Sydney, 1954, (illus.). cat.no. 50

S.A. Parker Framing Works, 'Works in the collection with known Parker frames', pg. 27-68, Sydney, 2004, 51 (illus.).

Max Meldrum and associates: their art, lives and influences, 'Disputes, trusteeship of National Gallery of Victoria and Science of Appearances', pg. 39-42, Victoria, 1996, 39 (illus.), 129.