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Title

The boy at the basin

1932


Artist

William Dobell

Australia, England

24 Sep 1899 - 13 May 1970


Details


Place where the work was made

London England


Date

1932


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on wood panel


Dimensions

41.0 x 33.2 cm board; 51.0 x 43.6 x 5.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed u.l. corner, pencil "William Dobell [underlined]". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1939


Accession number

6788


Artist information

William Dobell

Artist profile

Works in the collection

1,129


Place

Where the work was made
London

Shown in 13 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 30 publications

Bibliography


Uther Barker, Art in Australia [series 3, no. 76], 'The boy at the basin', Sydney, Nov 1938, 46-48, 49 (illus.).

Scott Bevan, Bill: the life of William Dobell, 'Learning from the masters', pg. 32-83, Cammeray, 2014, 68, 82, 101, 393.

Ian Burn, National life and landscape - Australian painting 1900-1940, 'Tradition in modern life', pg. 159-188, Sydney, 1990, 176 (colour illus.), 177, 216. plate no. 137

Helen Campbell, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Out of Sydney: city and hinterlands', pg. 185-186, Sydney, 2000, 186, 188, 189 (colour illus.), 300.

Deborah Edwards, Two centuries of Australian painting: a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Introduction', pg. 8-14, Sydney, 1986, 34 (illus.). cat.no. 36

James Gleeson, William Dobell, London, 1964, 19-20, 21 (colour illus.), 22. plate no. II

Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian Collection: Painting and Sculpture', pg. 102-181, Sydney, 1999, 142 (colour illus.).

Bruce James, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Light fantastic', pg. 11, Sydney, 02 Sep 2000, 11 (colour illus.). NOTE: page 11 of Spectrum lift-out.

Robert Lindsay., Aspects of Australian Art: Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling art exhibition 1976, 'William Dobell', Sydney, 1976, (colour illus.). cat.no. 45; not paginated

Hal Missingham, William Dobell, Brisbane, 1959. cat.no. 2; not paginated

Margaret Olley and Jeffrey Smart, Favourites: Margaret Olley and Jeffrey Smart selections, Sydney, 2002. NOTE: No catalogue numbers; Margaret Olley selection.

Barry Pearce, Australian painters of the twentieth century, 'William Dobell', pg. 76-87, Sydney, 2000, 76 (colour illus.), 79.

Peter Raissis, William Dobell - the painter's progress, 'London: life and portraits', pg. 32-72, Sydney, 1997, 17, 24, 32, 35, 37-38, 39 (colour illus.), 117, 144. cat.no. 5a

Bernard Smith, 100 years of Australian painting, 'Foreword', pg. 2-4, Sydney, 1948, 10. cat.no. 59

Laurence Thomas, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'William Dobell', pg. 3-5, Sydney, Oct 1959, 4.

Tony Tuckson, New South Wales Travelling Art Scholarship 1900 to 1956, Sydney, 1956, 8. cat.no. 9

Sydney Ure Smith (Editor), Art of Australia 1788-1941, New York, 1941, 27, 45, (illus.). cat.no. 110

Judith White, Australian art collector, 'Yours sincerely: William Dobell', pg. 56-59, Sydney, Apr 2000-Jun 2000, 59.

Unknown, Portrait of an artist: A biography of William Dobell, Melbourne, 1983, 64 (colour illus.), 65, 66-68. plate no. 3

Unknown, William Dobell: an artist's life, 'The London years', pg. 30-56, New South Wales, 2010, 54, 59, 178.

Jane Hylton, William Dobell: portraits in context, 'Image of contention', pg. 10-20, Kent Town, 2003, 21, 22, 30, 39 (colour illus.), 64 (colour illus.), back cover (colour illus.).

Wendy Symonds (Editor), Look, Heidelberg, Mar 1997, 6 (illus.).

Author Unknown, William Dobell: the painters progress, Sydney, 1997, (illus.).

Margaret Meagher (Editor), State of the arts, Sydney, Dec 1996-Mar 1997, 7 (illus.).

Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown and Unknown, Genius and ambition: The Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1768-1918, 'Australian artists at Burlington House', pg. 164-197, London, 2014, 196, 197 (colour illus.), 205. cat.no. 127

Linda Slutzkin, Interiors - from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1981, 4, 8-9, 19 (colour illus.). cat.no. 7

William Splatt and Barbara Burton, 100 masterpieces of Australian painting, Adelaide, 1973, 142, 143 (colour illus.). plate no. 68

Clive Turnbull, Jean Campbell and Daniel Thomas, Australian painting: colonial, impressionist, contemporary, Adelaide, 1962, 42. cat.no. 92

The Adelaide Festival of Arts 1962: Special exhibitions at the National Gallery of South Australia, 'Australian Painting: Colonial, Impressionist, Contemporary', Adelaide, 1962. cat.no. 92; not paginated

John Saxby (Editor), Look, 'The art that made me: Reg Mombassa', Sydney, Nov 2015, 13.