The lady in blue (Mr and Mrs J S MacDonald)
25 May 1877 - 05 Mar 1906
Portrait of a lady
Lady in blue. Portrait of Mr and Mrs James McDonald
Lady in blue
oil on canvas
172.0 x 112.0 cm stretcher; 171.0 x 110.8 cm sight; 200.0 x 139.8 x 7.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.l., brown oil "Hugh Ramsay". Not dated.
Signed verso on canvas, black oil "HUGH RAMSAY/ ...".
Presented by the family of Hugh Ramsay 1943
Not on display
Where the work was made
Shown in 9 exhibitions
British Colonial Art Exhibition, Royal Institute of Painters Galleries, Piccadilly, 14 Jun 1902–20 Jul 1902
Exhibition of pictures by Hugh Ramsay, 'Myoora', North Caulfield, 16 Dec 1902–18 Dec 1902
Victorian Artists Society Winter Exhibition (1904), 09 Jul 1904–Jul 1904
Hugh Ramsay memorial exhibition, Fine Arts Society Gallery, Melbourne, 01 Oct 1918–12 Oct 1918
Hugh Ramsay loan exhibition, National Gallery of Victoria [Swanston Street], Melbourne, 16 Mar 1943–18 Apr 1943
A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Sep 1953–25 Oct 1953
Hugh Ramsay 1877-1906, National Gallery of Victoria [St Kilda Road], Melbourne, 15 Dec 1992–08 Feb 1993
The Edwardians: Secrets and Desire:
Hugh Ramsay, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 30 Nov 2019–29 Mar 2020
Referenced in 7 publications
Patricia Fullerton, Hugh Ramsay 1877-1906, Melbourne, 1992, 61 (colour illus.). cat.no. 39
Anne Gray, The Cambridge companion to Australian Art, 'Australian artists within a wider world 1900-1930', pg. 84-96, Port Melbourne, 2011, 88, 351. fig.no. 7.4 (colour illus.), between pg. 108 and 109.
Anne Gray, The Edwardians: secrets and desires, Canberra, 2004, 213 (colour illus.). cat.no. 109
Hal Missingham, A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Sydney, 1953. cat.no. 91; titled 'The lady in blue'
Edward A Vidler, The art of Hugh Ramsay, 'Hugh Ramsay. An appreciation', pg. 5-20, Melbourne, 1918, 14, 19 (colour illus.), 26. cat.no. 9
Editor Unknown (Editor), Argus, 'Paintings of Hugh Ramsay. Australian's notable work', Melbourne, 01 Oct 1918. Review of Hugh Ramsay's 1918 Memorial Exhibition, held at the Fine Art Society, Melbourne.
Author Unknown, Victorian Artists' Society Winter Exhibition Catalogue 1904, 'Catalogue - North Gallery.', Melbourne, 1904, n. pag.. cat.no 13