17 Aug 1870 - 09 Feb 1966
oil on canvas
57.3 x 62.5 cm stretcher; 70.0 x 74.5 x 4.4 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.r., brown oil "Lawson Balfour". Not dated.
Not on display
Where the work was made
Shown in 7 exhibitions
Forty-second Annual Exhibition of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales (1921), Exhibition Gallery Department of Public Instruction, Sydney, 02 Aug 1921 -
Exhibition of Australian art (1923), Education Department Gallery [Loftus Street], Sydney, Jun 1923 -
Exhibition of Australian Art (1923), Burlington House, 06 Oct 1923–03 Nov 1923
British Empire Exhibition (1924), Empire Stadium, Wembley, 23 Apr 1924–Oct 1925
Referenced in 10 publications
Ian Burn, National life and landscape - Australian painting 1900-1940, 'Reflections in private spaces', pg. 116-157, Sydney, 1990, 140, 141 (colour illus.). plate no. 106
Elioth Gruner (Organiser), Catalogue of an exhibition of the works of Australian artists, Sydney, 1923. cat.no. 41, by 'Lawrence Balfour' [sic]; not paginated
Elioth Gruner (Organiser), The exhibition of Australian art to be held at the galleries of the Royal Academy London, 1923, Sydney, 1923. cat.no. 17a; titled 'Halcyon days'; not paginated
Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. cat.no. 68 [Gallery No. 2]
Bernard Smith, 100 years of Australian painting, 'Foreword', pg. 2-4, Sydney, 1948, 7. cat.no. 30
Royal Art Society of New South Wales 42nd Annual Exhibition (1921), Sydney, 1921, 6, (illus.). cat.no. 45; titled 'Halryon' on page 6 with catalogue numbers, however spelt 'Halcyon' beside reproduction.
Unknown, On the beach, Sydney, 1982, 15 (illus.). cat.no. 10
Unknown, Catalogue: British Empire Exhibition (Wembley) 1924, 1924, 95. no catalogue numbers; Lent by the Trustees of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales
The soldier, Sydney, 29 Jul 1921, (illus.).
Art & Music in early Dee Why, Neutral Bay, 2010, 17, 18. General reference