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Lawson Balfour


17 Aug 1870 - 09 Feb 1966


Place where the work was made

Dee Why Sydney New South Wales Australia

Media category


Materials used

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.


Purchased 1921


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Lawson Balfour

Works in the collection



Where the work was made
Dee Why

Shown in 7 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 10 publications


Australian Exhibition Commission, Catalogue: British Empire Exhibition (Wembley) 1924, 1924, 95. no catalogue numbers; Lent by the Trustees of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales

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. 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. 17a; titled 'Halcyon days'; not paginated

Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. 68 [Gallery No. 2]

Bob Pauling, Art & Music in early Dee Why, Neutral Bay, 2010, 17, 18. General reference

Royal Art Society of New South Wales, Royal Art Society of New South Wales 42nd Annual Exhibition (1921), Sydney, 1921, 6, (illus.). 45; titled 'Halryon' on page 6 with catalogue numbers, however spelt 'Halcyon' beside reproduction.

Linda Slutzkin, On the beach, Sydney, 1982, 15 (illus.). 10

Bernard Smith, 100 years of Australian painting, 'Foreword', pg. 2-4, Sydney, 1948, 7. 30

Editor Unknown, The soldier, Sydney, 29 Jul 1921, (illus.).