- Media category
- Materials used
- 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
- Contemporary galleries
- Accession number
- © Yve Close
- Archibald Prize
- - 1943
- Artist information
Works in the collection
This work was a finalist in the 1943 Archibald Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1945.
Shown in 5 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
Archie 100, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 05 Jun 2021–26 Sep 2021
Referenced in 8 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
Penelope Curtin and Tansy Curtin, Blooms and brushstrokes: a floral history of Australian art, 'Flowers A-Z: Geraldton wax', pg. 86-88, Mile End, 86, 87 (colour illus.), 194.
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.
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