This work was a finalist in the 1943 Archibald Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1945.
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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
Referenced in 6 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
Laurie Thomas, Modern Australian painting and sculpture: a survey of Australian art from 1950-1960, 'Introduction', pg. 1-10, Adelaide, 1960, 35 (colour illus.).
Artists in conversation, Richmond, 2012, xx (colour illus.).
Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize, 'The Early Decades', pg. 16-31, Sydney, 1999, 34 (colour illus.).
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
About Face - Aspects of Australian Portraiture c.1770-1993, Canberra, 1994, 12.