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Title

Transition to Christianity

1971


Artist

Desiderius Orban

Australia, Hungary

26 Nov 1884 - 04 Oct 1986


About

'Transition to Christianity' was awarded the Blake Prize for Religious Art in 1971.


Details


Date

1971


Media category

Painting


Materials used

diptych: oil on hardboard


Dimensions

each panel 153.7 x 92.0 cm board; 153.7 x 184.8 cm board overall


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner of left hand panel and l.l. corner of right hand panel, black fibre-tipped pen "Desiderius Orban 1971".


Credit

Gift of the artist 1972


Location

Not on display


Accession number

64.1972


Artist information

Desiderius Orban

Works in the collection

19


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Rosemary Crumlin., O Soul O Spirit O Fire, 'Beginnings', Brisbane, 2001, not paginated. exhibition list

Barry Pearce., Older Australian masters: an exhibition of works by major Australian artists executed in the later years of their careers, 'Preface', Sydney, 1991, (colour illus.). not paginated, no catalogue numbers