This work was a finalist in the 1943 Archibald Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1945.
oil on canvas
85.7 x 92.3 cm stretcher; 108.4 x 114.0 x 8.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., mauve oil "Joshua/ 43".
Gift of Dame Mary Gilmore 1945
Not on display
© Yve Close
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Famous Australians by famous Australian artists, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 07 Mar 1964–21 Mar 1964
About face: Aspects of Australian Portraiture c.1770 - 1993, National Portrait Gallery [Old Parliament House], Canberra, 31 Mar 1994–14 Aug 1994
The possibilities of Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery [Old Parliament House], Canberra, 04 Mar 1999–20 Jun 1999
Joshua Smith retrospective, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Manly, 02 Dec 2005–22 Jan 2006
Referenced in 7 publications
Famous Australian artists, The Adelaide Festival of Arts 1964: Souvenir Catalogue of special exhibitions at the National Gallery of South Australia, Famous Australians, Adelaide, 1964. cat. no. 35
Yve Close, Joshua Smith: artist 1905-1995, 'The Archibald Prize', pg. 33-46, New South Wales, 1998, 35-36, 41, 78, 115 (colour illus.), 209-210. plate no. 19, cat.no. 28
Janet Hawley, Artists in conversation, Richmond, 2012, xx (colour illus.).
Anne Loxley and Warren Horton, About Face - Aspects of Australian Portraiture c.1770-1993, Canberra, 1994, 12.
Peter Ross, Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize, 'The Early Decades', pg. 16-31, Sydney, 1999, 34 (colour illus.).
Laurie Thomas, Modern Australian painting and sculpture: a survey of Australian art from 1950-1960, 'Introduction', pg. 1-10, Adelaide, 1960, 35 (colour illus.).
Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Her portrait for Mary Gilmore', pg. 6, Sydney, 15 Aug 1945, 6.